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Composer Lloyd Webber has prostate cancer: BBC

 English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber attends a news conference ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Moscow May 15, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - Reuters
English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber attends a news conference ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Moscow May 15, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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LONDON (Reuters) - British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the BBC reported on Sunday.

The broadcaster quoted a statement from the 61-year-old's spokesman as saying the condition had been caught in its very early stages.

"Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year," the spokesman said.

Lloyd Webber, behind hit musicals including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Cats" and "Starlight Express," recently announced he was staging a sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera." "Love Never Dies" is due to open in London in March 2010.

He is also set to judge a BBC television talent show next year.

Lloyd Webber's spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Tim Pearce)

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