Updated: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:30:00 GMT | By Ben Chalk
50 years of The Rolling Stones

Charlie's cancer scare (2004)

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Time might have been on their collective side in the 1960s, but the band's first major health scare occurred in 2004 when Charlie Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Happily, a course of radiotherapy saw the cancer go into remission and Charlie has since been given a clean bill of health.