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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"