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Original Oasis drummer, Tony McCarroll, recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack


Tony McCarroll, the former drummer of Oasis, has shared an update on his health after he suffered a heart attack and was subsequently hospitalised. Yesterday, the musician posted a tweet in which he described his surgery. McCarroll wrote that he’d had a “stent fitted” and that he was “all good,” adding, “Thanks for all [your] amazing support over the last few days. Who wants a race?”

McCarroll’s experience in the hospital has reinvigorated his appreciation of NHS workers across the country. In a tweet posted on August 30th, he wrote: “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!”

The news even prompted Liam Gallagher to get in touch with words of sympathy. In his tweet, Gallagher wrote: “Tony it’s LG hope your ok stay cool sending you love.” To which McCarroll replied: “Cheers dude! Gonna be ok hopefully! Thanks for getting in touch! Big love!”

Tony McCarroll acted as Oasis’ drummer for the band’s most explosive years, serving from 1991 up until 1995, during which time he performed 1994’s Definitely Maybe and 1995’s What’s The Story? (Morning Glory). McCarroll eventually decided to leave the band after suffering from nervous exhaustion.

Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher performed a headline set at Reading and Leeds festivals last weekend, performing a selection of Oasis and solo tracks. Gallagher once attempted to reunite the original Oasis lineup including McCarroll but was unsuccessful.