Drummer Charlie Watts is getting treatment in London...

ROLLING STONES drummer CHARLIE WATTS has cancer, it has emerged.

Watts is currently being treated for throat cancer and is towards the end of a six-week course of radiotherapy in London.

It has been reported that he was diagnosed after an exploratory operation a month ago, but a spokesperson for the band said he expects to recover.

He said: “He is expecting to make a full recovery and start work with the rest of the band later in the year.”