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Beady Eye cancel V Festival appearance, as Archer continues to recover from head injury

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Beady Eye

Beady Eye have announced that they have cancelled their planned performance at this year’s V Festival, as guitarist Gem Archer continues to recover from a head injury sustained earlier this month.

As previously reported, the band cancelled two festival dates in mainland Europe following Archer’s accident, which was described as “severe head trauma”.

In a statement, the band said: “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 1 Aug. 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”.

They also said that Archer had been released from hospital on Thursday evening and was now recuperating at home.