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Andrew Lloyd Webber gets cancer 'all clear'

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Lord Lloyd Webber's cancer was diagnosed in its early stages

Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he has been given the all-clear after being treated for prostate cancer.

The theatre impresario will still require regular check-ups, he told the Mail on Sunday.

He said: "It is the hugest relief. We have arrived at the end of a long journey, at the best possible outcome," adding, "My children have a father."

The 61-year-old announced he was being treated for cancer in October and had surgery to remove the prostate gland.

Lord Lloyd-Webber was re-admitted to hospital after developing an infection following his surgery for prostate cancer.

A statement on his website, at the time, said although the operation had been "successful" he had developed a "post-operative chronic infection".

He has warned men to visit a GP "at once" if they have any problem "down under - however embarrassing".

"In my case, I will be 62 next year and I have five children," he said.

"Most importantly, I am alive, my children have a father."

The musician's new musical, Love Never Dies, is scheduled to open in London's West End in March.

It is a sequel to the phenomenally successful Phantom of the Opera production.

This year he will launch a new BBC show to find Dorothy and Toto for a new theatrical production of The Wizard of Oz.

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