Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Stephen Fry, who visited Symphony Hall last year to mark the publication of his brand new book Mythos, has announced on his website that he is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer.

The operation to remove his prostate and 11 lymph nodes took place in the first week of January, just two months after his appearance in Birmingham.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day. To find out more information about the possible symptoms of prostate cancer, visit Prostate Cancer UK: the UK’s largest men’s health charity.