Bonehead has taken to social media to share an update message with fans after undergoing his first cancer treatment.
The guitarist – who’s real name is Paul Arthurs, and who was one of the founding members of legendary Manchester band Oasis – sadly confirmed that he had been diagnosed with tonsil cancer back in April, and had to pull out of performing in a string of gigs with Liam Gallagher as a result.
The 56-year-old said in his initial statement that he was “gutted” to be missing the live shows, but that he needs to “take a break from performing for a while”.
He said in his diagnosis announcement: “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.
He has now taken to social media to give an update to fans following his first round of radiotherapy treatment.
His update message on Twitter read: “I had my first session of radiotherapy this morning and am now having a course of chemotherapy which will finish at 6am, so it’s an overnight stay at the Christie Hospital.
“Another session of radiotherapy in the morning, then home. Thirty sessions of radiotherapy and two sessions of chemo in total, so I’ve started and am crossing it off – I won’t bore you with a daily diary, no one wants that, but I’m feeling ok.
“I’ll probably tweet the usual nonsense as I go along.”
He also apologised to fans that he won’t be at Liam Gallagher’s highly-anticipated upcoming gigs at Knebworth this summer, but assured everyone going that they’ll “have a ball”.
Liam Gallagher shared a message of love and support after Bonehead first confirmed his cancer diagnosis last month, taking to Twitter to write: “Sending BIG love to the one n only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery we’re all thinking of you rasta you’ll be back on stage before you can say r we doing Colombia LG.”
Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll also wrote at the time: “Big love Bone.”
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Architect video shows the progress of the ever-changing Greater Manchester skyline
A building planner and architecture firm’s new YouTube video shows the remarkable progress of Greater Manchester’s ever-changing skyline.
VU.CITY is a city-planning firm based out of London that specialises in building out 3D platforms which render both existing, developing and future structures.
Better yet, it shows a 3D visual representation of what they will look like in the coming months and years.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.