Asis legend ‘Bonehead’ Paul Arthurs has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer of his tonsils.

Guitarist Wonderwall and one of the founding members of Oasis announced he was forced to withdraw from upcoming gigs with Liam Gallagher’s solo project for treatment.

He wrote on Twitter: “Just to let you all know that I will be taking a break from playing for a while. I have been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.

“But the good news is that it is treatable and I will be starting a course of treatment soon. I’ll let you know how it goes.

“I’m sorry I’m missing out on gigs with Liam and the band.”

Arthurs’ former bandmate Liam sent his well wishes on social media, writing: “Sending BIG love to the only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery. you can say r we are doing Colombia LG x. ”

It comes after Gallagher said he would rather “be in pain” than have hip surgery due to his arthritis.

The former Oasis employee, 49, revealed he’d rather use a wheelchair than suffer the “stigmatization” of having major surgery.

“My hips are swollen… I have arthritis, it sucks,” he said Mojo Journal. “I went for a checkup and my bones were crushed.

“The woman said, ‘You might need hip surgery, replacement’ – no way. ‘It’s not as bad as you think, the recovery will take a few months’.

“You’re fine… I think I’d rather just be in pain – it’s ridiculous, obviously. I know that; just fix them.

“But that’s also the stigma, saying you’ve had your hip replaced… What’s next?”

Last year, former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll revealed he was rushed to the hospital after a heart attack.

Oasis split in Paris after a string of hit albums in the 1990s catapulted them to become the biggest rock band in the UK.


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