Guitarist is "doing well so far..."
Beady Eye

Beady Eye have given fans a new update on the condition of guitarist Gem Archer.

Widely known as one of music's genuinely nice blokes, Gem Archer's current health battle has taken fans by surprise. The Beady Eye guitarist seemingly suffered 'severe head trauma' after falling down the stairs at home, forcing the band to cancel a host of high profile festival shows.

Since then, Beady Eye have elected to give the guitarist some space. The musician's wife Lou Archer took part in a short, unofficial Q&A with fans on Twitter last night, revealing that he was "very poorly" but called him a "tough 'un" and ended by re-assuring fans that "slow and steady, he's getting there".

Now Beady Eye have posted a short statement about their bandmate's condition. It reads:

"A big thank you to everybody who's been in touch to give messages of support for Gem following his accident. He and his family really appreciate it and so do the band. We are gutted about all the cancelled shows but thank you for understanding that we need to prioritise our mate and his recovery. The good news is Gem is doing well so far and is expected to make a full recovery over the next few weeks. This is just to say thanks for your patience, and for all the messages that have come in from all over the world. We are buzzing about getting back on stage for the UK and Ireland dates in November. Thanks, Beady Eye."

Beady Eye took part in an exclusive Clash cover feature this summer - check out a behind the scenes video HERE.

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