Oasis star Bonehead has been diagnosed with cancer, and will miss upcoming gigs

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 26th April 2022

Bonehead, one of the founding members of Oasis, has been diagnosed with cancer.

The guitarist, real name Paul Arthurs, has pulled out of performing with Liam Gallagher this summer while he undergoes treatment.

Liam has now wished his bandmate and long-time friend a ‘speedy recovery’.

Bonehead, 56, a co-founder of the legendary rock group Oasis, said he’s ‘gutted’ to be missing the live shows but that he needs to ‘take a break from performing for a while’.

He revealed in a statement on Twitter today that he has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.


The Manchester-born musician said that his cancer is treatable, and a course of treatment will start soon.

The full post from Bonehead says: “Just to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from playing for a while.


“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.

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“I’ll keep you posted how it’s going, I’m gutted I’m missing the gigs with Liam and the band.


“Have the best summer and enjoy the gigs if you’re going, I’ll see you soon xxx”

Liam Gallagher has since tweeted: “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”

Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll wrote: “Big love Bone!!”

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