Beady Eye say injured guitarist Gem Archer is 'expected to make a full recovery'

Band also confirm they'll definitely be back on stage for their UK and Ireland tour this November

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Beady Eye have confirmed that injured guitarist Gem Archer is "expected to make a full recovery".

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 last weekend's V Festival. It has since been reported that Archer fractured his skull after falling down a flight of stairs at home.

In a message posted on Beady Eye's website yesterday (August 18), the band thanked fans for their messages of support before giving an update on Archer's progress. "The good news is Gem is doing well so far and is expected to make a full recovery over the next few weeks," the statement reads.

The band also confirmed that their forthcoming nine-date UK and Ireland tour, which begins in Dublin on November 7, will definitely be going ahead. "We are buzzing about getting back on stage for the UK and Ireland dates in November," the band wrote.

Beady Eye's assessment of Archer's progress is a little more optimistic than that put forward by the guitarist's wife Lou on Twitter on Saturday (August 17). In a series of replies to well-wishers, she revealed that the guitarist is "very poorly" but called him a "tough 'un" and said, "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:


After kicking off their tour in Dublin, Beady Eye will play Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, two shows in Manchester, Wolverhampton and Portsmouth being wrapping up at London's Hammersmith Apollo on November 21.

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