Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer suffers head trauma

Andy Bell, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer (right) of Beady Eye
Andy Bell, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer (right) of Beady Eye, at Glastonbury

Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer is in hospital after an accident caused him to suffer a "severe head trauma".

A post on the band's official website confirmed the cancellation of shows as a result of his injury.

"He is currently in a stable condition but continues to stay in hospital under observation," the statement says.

"His family, friends and bandmates thank everyone who have sent messages of support and well wishes so far and hope to see him back on his feet soon."

There are no further details of the accident, which took place on Thursday 1 August, however an update on his condition is promised.

The gigs they have cancelled were due to take place in Belgium and Japan.

Beady Eye at Glastonbury

Along with Gem, Beady Eye features lead singer Liam Gallagher and guitarist Andy Bell, who all found fame in Oasis.

Former Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler joined the group earlier this year.

Beady Eye's second album, BE, was released on 10 June.

They worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs producer Dave Sitek, who Liam described as "without a doubt the best producer I've ever worked with, a real outlaw".

He added: "When we were writing it, we really got our heads down - clear heads."

The band has featured on a number of festival line-ups this year, including T in the Park and Glastonbury.

They are due to perform at V Festival on 17 August.

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