Bonehead confirms he's cancer free: "It's all clear"

30 September 2022, 10:43

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Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs has confirmed he's been given the "all clear" from cancer. Picture: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty

By Jenny Mensah

The former Oasis guitarist has taken to Twitter to share an update with fans following a recent scan after undergoing treatment for tonsil cancer.

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By Jenny Mensah

Bonehead had declared that he's free from cancer.

The former Oasis guitarist - whose real name is Paul Arthurs - revealed last year that he was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but today has confirmed he's been given the "all clear".

Taking to Twitter the Manchester rocker wrote: "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"

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Fans and fellow musicians alike reacted to the news in their droves.

Lifetime friend and former bandmate Liam Gallagher led the tributes, writing: "YES BONEHEAD WE KNEW YOUD KICK ITS ARSE SOOOOO FUCKING HAPPY GUINNESS LG x".

Badly Drawn Boy wrote: "Wonderful news ♥️!!!"

The Coral said: "Amazing news, well in".

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Bonehead first shared the news of his cancer diagnosis back in April, writing: "Just to let you all know I'm going to be taking a break from playing for a while. I've been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but the good news is it's treatable and I'll be starting a course of treatment soon. I'll keep you posted how it's going".

He added: "I'm gutted I'm missing the gigs with Liam and the band. Have the best summer and enjoy the gigs if you're going, I'll see you soon xxx".

Bonehead is credited with being one of the founding members of the legendary Manchester band.

In the late 1980s, while working as a building contractor, he started a band called The Rain with his friends Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, Tony McCarroll and Chris Hutton, which would later go on become Oasis when Hutton was replaced by Liam Gallagher.

Bonehead has made various appearances during Liam's solo career, playing guitar on some of his biggest shows, so it's likely we'll see the guitarist back on stage with Liam if he plays live dates soon.

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