Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has announced he has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer and will be taking a break from playing with Liam Gallagher.
The 56-year-old musician, who was a founding member of the Manchester band, wrote on Twitter: “Just to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from playing for a while.
“I have been diagnosed with tonsil cancer but the good news is that it is treatable and I will be starting treatment soon.
“I’ll keep you posted on how things are going, I’m disappointed to be missing the gigs with Liam and the band.
“Have the best summer and enjoy the gigs when you go. See you soon xxx.”
Arthurs and Gallagher first played together in the band The Rain, which Gallagher would rename to the Oasis.
They didn’t have much success until Gallagher’s brother Noel came along and they became world stars.
Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 but has continued to collaborate with Gallagher over the years, including in his band Beady Eye and on his solo projects.
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Last summer the two performed together during Gallagher’s headlining sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals.
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