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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"


Liam Gallagher admits 'I haven't got Noel's number'

Liam Gallagher has revealed he has not spoken to his brother Noel for years, and does not even have his phone number.

Formerly bandmates in Oasis, the pair's ongoing feud spiralled out of control in 2009 when Noel quit the band.

Noel Gallagher: 'We're just not getting on at the moment' Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Liam, now the frontman of Beady Eye, told Radio 5 Live's Phil Williams, he has nothing to say to his brother.

When asked in an interview why he did not just pick up the phone and call his brother, he said: "I haven't got his number."

Discussing the frosty relationship with Noel, Liam said: "I've got nothing to say to him. Not interested in the slightest right now."