Injured Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer might not be back onstage this year, wife Lou says

Gem Archer's wife Lou confirms her husband is 'very poorly' but says 'slow and steady, he's getting there'

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Beady Eye's Gem Archer is making "slow and steady" progress following his accident earlier this month (August 1), his wife Lou has revealed.

The guitarist was hospitalised on August 1 with severe head trauma, forcing Beady Eye to cancel all scheduled live performances for August, including appearances at this weekend's V Festival. It has since been reported that Archer fractured his skull after falling down a flight of stairs at home.

The guitarist's wife Lou used Twitter yesterday (August 17) to thank fans for their support and answer questions about Archer's recovery progress. In a series of replies to well-wishers, she revealed that the guitarist is "very poorly" but called him a "tough 'un" and said that "slow and steady, he's getting there".

Asked by @JamesMoon whether Archer is likely to be back in action before the end of the year, Archer replied:
Lou Archer also confirmed that her husband's former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher has sent her husband his regards, saying: "Of course he has!"


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