Oasis founding drummer Tony McCarroll suffers heart attack

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Thursday, 2 September 2021, 8:26AM
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The founding drummer of Oasis, Tony McCarroll, is currently in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last week. He shared the news on Twitter, revealing 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," he wrote. 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"

See his post below.

McCarroll knew Liam Gallagher throughout childhood and played with Oasis from its formation in 1991 up until 1995, when he was dismissed from the band. In 1999, he sued his former bandmates for £18 million, trying to make the case that he was owed compensation for the band's five-album record deal, though he didn't play on two of them. He ended up taking a £550,000 out-of-court settlement and gave up future royalties, essentially cutting ties with the band. However, in 2018 Liam revealed that he tried to get the original line-up (excluding his brother Noel but including McCarroll) to reunite, but they weren't interested.

This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission