Rocker Pete Way has urged all men over 50 to get their prostate checked after winning his battle with cancer.
The Ufo founder was recently given a clean bill of health by doctors, and now he's determined to encourage other men not to wait until its too late to go for a test.
He tells Classic Rock Magazine, "I thought the blood in my pee must have been linked to the drugs I had taken down the years. When they said I had cancer I thought I was going to die.
"I had symptoms, because some people don’t, and then it can be too late to treat. All men over 50 should go and get tested - it’s a simple procedure and it could save your life."
Way underwent radiotherapy and admits the cancer sufferers he met on the way to recovery put his years of drug abuse into perspective.
He adds, "I’m ashamed when I think of the things I did, testing every drug you can imagine... and I’ll never be able to listen to an addict again tell me how hard it is to stop using. I’d say, 'You’re f**king mad! Just come down to the cancer club to put it all into perspective'."
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