Paul “Bonehead” Arthur, the co-founder of the band Oasis, has reportedly been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Tonsil cancer is a disease that attacks the throat or back of the mouth.
The 56-year-old guitarist explained on Twitter that he would be taking a break from his music career to focus on medication.
“Just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a break from playing (music). I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but the good news is it can be treated and I started treatment immediately,”wrote Bonehead.
With this news, Bonehead canceled all of his stage schedules. Including the tour schedule for Liam Gallagher’s latest album, which is scheduled to be released next June.
“I’ll keep you posted on my progress. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to play with the band and Liam. Enjoy this summer and enjoy the concerts (of Liam Gallagher) if you come. See you later,”continued Bonehead.
Support for Bonehead did not stop flowing from his colleagues. This includes former Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher.
“Sending lots of love to the one and only Bonehead and family, wish you a speedy recovery, we are all thinking of you and you will be back on stage again,”Liam wrote.
Another former Oasis member, Andy Bell, also sent his prayers for Bonehead.
“Get well soon Bone,” wrote Andy Bell.
Bonehead left Oasis in 1999 citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Nevertheless, Bonehead continued to make music and worked with Liam for many years, including on Liam’s musical project Beady Eye as well as Liam’s solo projects.