Tony McCarroll, Oasis’ co-founding member and original drummer, has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
The 50-year-old musician took to Twitter to tell his followers he was taken to hospital last Wednesday night (25th August) and he’s “not quite out of the woods as yet.”
“Hi All. Wanted to let you know I was admitted to hospital on Thursday after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday night.
“I’m not quite out of the woods as yet but just want to give a massive big up to our #NHS We are more than fortunate to have such a service! Thank you!! X”
Tony McCarroll founded The Rain in 1991 alongside bassist Paul McGuigan, guitarist Paul Arthurs, and singer Chris Hutton.
When Liam Gallagher was drafted in to replace Hutton, the band changed their name to Oasis at Liam’s suggestion (after Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon) before Noel Gallagher later joined their ranks.
Tony McCarroll played drums on Oasis seminal debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ and was ousted from the band shortly after Oasis scored their first Number 1 single with ‘Some Might Say’ in 1995.
Shortly before the millennium he launched legal proceedings against Oasis, however he settled out of court for £550,000 in March 1999 and severed all links with the band.
Tony released his biography ‘Oasis: The Truth in 2010’, and in 2016 he was interviewed for the ‘Oasis: Supersonic’ film.
Source: Planet Radio