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Beady Eye cancel V Festival gig due to guitarist injury

Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye have cancelled their performance at V Festival this month as guitarist Gem Archer recovers from a head injury.

Beady Eye band members (left to right) Andy Bell, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The musician was in hospital for several days after suffering "severe head trauma" but is now recovering at home.

The band - formed after Oasis split - have already cancelled shows in Belgium and Japan following the accident on Thursday. No details about the incident have been released.

A statement released on Beady Eye's website said: "The band apologise to fans but under the circumstances feel they cannot perform without Gem and want to focus on supporting him throughout his recovery.

"Gem was released from hospital yesterday evening and is recovering at home, though remains under observation."

Beady Eye cancel shows after guitarist hospitalised

Gem Archer was admitted to hospital with "severe head trauma" Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

The band Beady Eye have cancelled a series of shows after guitarist Gem Archer was admitted to hospital with "severe head trauma" after an accident.

Mr Archer is "in a stable condition but continues to stay in hospital under observation", according to a statement on the band's website.

It said: "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."

The accident happened last Thursday and has prompted the cancellation of shows in Belgium and Japan.

Mr Archer's wife, Lou, tweeted: "Thanks for all your support and well wishes during this awful time.I know he will appreciate it. Hopefully he'll be back on his feet soon. X"

Bandmate Andy Bell told fans on the social networking site: "Wanna wish my brother @gemarcherbe a speedy recovery X"


Glastonbury begins with Beady Eye performance

Despite insisting he would never play Glastonbury again after headlining with Oasis ten years ago, Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye kicked off events at the five day festival today.

Thousands of excited revellers flooded into the Other Stage area to watch the performance.

The crowd break through the fence to the Other Stage ahead of Beady Eye's performance Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/
Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye performing on The Other Stage, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/
A girl is seen in the crowd as Beady Eye perform during the first performance day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/
Liam Gallagher performs with Beady Eye Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire