Former Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.
Arthurs founded Oasis alongside Liam Gallagher under their original name The Rain, before Gallagher suggested changing the name to Oasis. However, the band did not enjoy any real success until Liam’s brother Noel joined them.
Oasis also included founding members Tony McCarroll, Paul McGuigan and Andy Bell.
‘Bonehead’ had left the band in 1999, to spend more time with his children.
Taking to Twitter, Arthurs confirmed the news regarding his cancer diagnosis.
“Just to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from playing for a while”, he wrote. “I’ve been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but the good news is it’s treatable and I’ll be starting a course of treatment soon”.
“I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going, I’m gutted I’m missing the gigs with Liam and the band”.
Arthurs concluded by writing, “Have the best summer and enjoy the gigs if you’re going. I’ll see you soon xxx”.
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) April 26, 2022
Liam Gallagher Leads Supportive Messages To ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs
After hearing about his former Oasis bandmate’s unfortunate news, Liam Gallagher took to Twitter to share his support for Arthurs.
“Sending BIG love to the 1 n only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery we’re all thinking of you rasta you’ll be back on stage bfore you can say r we doing Colombia LG x”, Gallagher wrote.
Sending BIG love to the 1 n only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery we’re all thinking of you rasta you’ll be back on stage bfore you can say r we doing Colombia LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 26, 2022
Tony McCarroll and Andy Bell also shared their support for Arthurs.
Meanwhile, Tim Burgess of the Charlatans also added, “Sending much love to the one and only, the wonderful and lovely @BoneheadsPage x x”.
Along with Beady Eye and Oasis, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs also featured on stage when Liam Gallagher headlined the Reading and Leeds music festivals last year.
Speaking of Gallagher, he has already stated that he is finding life as a solo artists “boring as f***”. Check that out here.