Beady Eye

Gem Archer, ex-Oasis guitarist and now in Beady Eye, has had a tough time of late. He’s fractured his skull and broken his leg. But he has recovered and will be back soon.

The 46-year-old guitarist is adamant he is “on the mend” and has confirmed he will be playing with Beady Eye next month after fracturing his skull in August 2013 following a tumble down stairs at his home and, most recently, breaking his leg in two places.

Writing on Beady Eye’s official website, he says: '”Gem here saying a big thank you from the bottom of my being, to everyone for their kind words, wishes, messages and patience over the past weeks.

“I am on the mend, not gone round the bend and treading carefully whilst taking each day as a giant leap forward. I still consider myself lucky, who knows why things happen, but they do and it all could have been much worse but it wasn't.

'”That was then and as of now, I can't wait to stand with a guitar in my hand alongside the rest of the boys, on a stage in front of some of you from November onwards. (sic)”'.

Beady Eye - comprising Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock, Jay Mehler and Gem Archer - were forced to cancel a number of dates in the summer after Archer was hospitalised for severe head trauma. Beady Eye plan a nine-date tour in UK and Ireland in November.