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Oct 26, 2009 at 01:25am IST

Composer Lloyd Webber has cancer: BBC reports

London: 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.

CLOSER HOME: Andrew Lloyd Webber had worked with AR Rahman for Broadway musical Bombay Dreams.

Lloyd Webber, behind hit musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, ,i>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.