Former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs recently gave a positive update on his health.
Paul Arthurs says his cancer is gone
Arthurs known as Bonehead had revealed in April that he had been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. He has now revealed that his cancer is “gone” and he is “into recovery” after a recent scan.
Arthurs, a founding member of the Manchester band, wrote on Thursday: “I had a full scan 10 days ago and it’s all clear, it’s gone… Into recovery now and see you all soon.”
Update on my cancer; I had a full scan 10 days ago and it’s all clear, it’s gone. Thank you so much all of you for the messages I’ve had throughout , you’ve helped more than you know. Thank you especially to the team at @TheChristieNHS , into recovery now and see you all soon x
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) September 29, 2022
Former bandmate Liam Gallagher tweeted that he was “soooo happy” at the news.
Arthurs thanked fans for their messages, and paid tribute to the team at Manchester’s Christie cancer hospital, where he was treated.
The guitarist had tasted huge success with Oasis, led by Liam and Noel Gallagher, in the 1990s on albums like Definitely Maybe, What’s The Story (Morning Glory) and Be Here Now. Arthurs played rhythm guitar and keyboards before leaving the band in 1999, but in recent years had begun to work with Liam Gallagher on other projects.
He played with Liam Gallagher’s band Beady Eye in the mid 2010s, standing in for guitarist Gem Archer after he sustained a head injury. Arthurs has also played on Gallagher’s solo albums and performed with him on recent tours.
Oasis’s former bassist Andy Bell reacted to the news of his recovery as he added: “Amazing news Bone congrats and love from all of us,” while Cast frontman John Power said: “Perfect news Bonehead, so glad you’ve got the all clear man. Big love.”
Badly Drawn Boy said it was “wonderful news”, along with Lightning Seeds, who sent “lots of love”.
New Order guitarist Philip Cunningham wished Arthurs a “speedy recovery” and The Coral said: “Amazing news, well in.”
Broadcaster Terry Christian added his voice, saying: “Great to hear Paul. Fantastic news for you and all your family and friends.”