Former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs says he has cancer. “I won’t be playing for a while,” the 56-year-old said in a statement on Twitter. “I’ve been diagnosed with tonsillar carcinoma.” Tonsil carcinoma is a tumor in the mouth of the mouth.
“The good news is it’s treatable, and I’m going to start treatment quickly,” wrote the musician known as “Bonehead.” According to the tweet, some performances with Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher were planned for the summer. The singer wished Arthurs a speedy recovery on Twitter.
Arthurs founded the Oasis predecessor group » Rain « in 1991. Only later did the Gallagher brothers join the real stars of the band. The representatives of Britpop celebrated their breakthrough in 1994 with the single » Live Forever. « Her big hits include the songs “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” In 1999 Arthurs left the band.
Their last studio album together, » Dig Out Your Soul, « came out in 2008. In 2009, songwriter Noel Gallagher left the group because of “verbal and violent intimidation,” as it was called. Since then, the brothers have pursued their careers, and their relationship is considered broken.