Composer is undergoing treatment in its very early stages

Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The 61-year-old composer is said to be undergoing treatment, and his condition is currently in its very early stages.

His spokesman said in a statement: “Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.”

Lord Lloyd Webber is best known for his musicals which include ‘Evita’, ‘Starlight Express’ and ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’.

Earlier this month, he revealed details of his new musical ‘Love Never Dies’, a sequel to ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’, which is due to open in February 2010, reports BBC News.