Feb. 23 (UPI) -- British actor and author Stephen Fry announced via video Friday that he recently underwent treatment for prostate cancer.
"For the moment, I am fit and well and happy," the 60-year-old entertainer said at the end of the 13-minute clip, in which he detailed the many tests and procedures he had during his battle with the disease since December.
"I just wanted to let you know because rumors had started to swirl. Goodness knows, I am not the most important person in the world, but if you are ever on television and do things in the public eye, people naturally seem to exhibit interest and a newspaper had caught up and I thought, well, before the gossip gets silly and ill-informed, I'll come clean. So, there you are -- Stephen Fry, my fight with cancer."
He also encouraged men to have routine prostate exams.
"Get yourself checked and follow your doctor's advice," he urged.
Fry is best known as the longtime host of the game show QI and for his small-screen collaborations with Hugh Laurie -- A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. His other credits include Blackadder, Wilde, V for Vendetta and 24: Live Another Day.