As reported previously, Archer was hospitalised with severe head traumafollowing an accident on the evening of August 1. A statement released by Liam Gallagher’s band on August 5 revealed that Archer was in a stable condition, but would stay in hospital under observation.
Archer has now been released from hospital, but the band will not carry out any live or promotional commitments while he recovers. A statement on Beady Eye’s official website reads: “Beady Eye regret to announce that they are cancelling their performance at V Festival and their remaining scheduled shows and promotional commitments in August due to guitarist Gem Archer suffering severe head trauma after an accident on August 1.”
“The band apologise to fans, but under the circumstances feel they can not perform without Gem and want to focus on supporting him throughout his recovery. Gem was released from hospital yesterday evening and is recovering at home though remains under observation.”
Oasis famously pulled out of the second leg of V Festival in Chelmsford in 2009 when Liam Gallagher caught viral laryngitis. The band split up a week later, meaning their show at V’s Staffordshire site was their last.