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