In a new interview with Team Rock, former UFO bassist Pete Way has revealed that he has been given the all clear from cancer. Way, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, has noted that his experiences have left him more ashamed than ever of his drug-fueled past:
"I met some amazing people during my treatment. I had radiotherapy and all that stuff, 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.' I'm ashamed when I think of the things I did, testing every drug you can imagine."
Way, who was given the good news on Monday, reveals that he initially thought that the symptoms were side-effects of drug taking: "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. Then when they told me it was gone, it was a strange anticlimax - now I can't use the cancer as an excuse for having a sore head."
"I'm sad to say that I've lost touch with some of the people I met during my treatment. I have no idea if some of them are alive or dead. My heart goes out to them and their families. I was so lucky that 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."