Arthur was diagnosed with tonsil cancer back in April and revealed his plans to take a break from playing guitar with Gallagher for treatment. In June this year, the guitarist completed his treatmentand now according to a recently posted update the cancer is gone.
Bonehead’s update reads as follows:
Update on my cancer; I had a full scan 10 days ago and it’s absolutely gone. Thank you all so much for the messages I have received throughout, you have helped more than you know. Thanks especially to the team at @TheChristieNHS, on the mend now and see you again x
The news also sparked reactions from former bandmates. Alan White wrote: “Best news ever mate. I’ll raise you a Nelson. Love whitey xx.” Andy Bell commented: “Amazing!! Massive congrats XXX.”
As for Liam Gallagher, he commented via Twitter, “YES BONEHEAD WE KNEW YOU WOULD DROP ON YOUR ASS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Getting to him HAPPY GUINNESS LG x.”
The guitarist was a founding member of Oasis and remained with the group through 1999. In his post-Oasis years, he formed Moondog One with The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, played with Sek Loso and DJed club sets. He also started a few solo projects and fronted the post-Oasis band Beady Eye, which featured Liam Gallagher. When Gallagher ventured solo, Bonehead first guested on the musician’s albums and later joined his touring band.
Congratulations to Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs on the good news and best wishes for a healthy future.