- 31 Aug 21
Manchester native Tony McCarroll was a founding member of iconic British band Oasis, formerly known as The Rain.
Former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll was admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack last Wednesday (August 24).
The 50-year-old musician told fans via Twitter that he “was not quite out of the woods” last Thursday.
“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”
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 (@TonyMcCarrolls) August 30, 2021
The Manchester native was a founding member of the iconic British band when they were known as The Rain, before they became Oasis. McCarroll was part of the original lineup along with Liam Gallagher, bassist Paul McGuigan and rhythm guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs before Noel Gallagher joined shortly after their formation in 1991.
McCarroll remained part of the lineup from its formation in 1991 to 1995 when he was replaced by Alan White. He played drums on their debut album Definitely Maybe. The video for ‘Live Forever’ marked McCarroll’s exit from the band.
McCarroll sued Oasis for loss of earnings and accepted an out-of-court settlement in 1999. He had asked for millions of pounds for his work on Definitely Maybe and ‘Some Might Say’ taken from (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
In 2018 Liam Gallagher told Oasis fans that he tried to reunite the original lineup without Noel after a fan asked about the possibility of a reunion. “If the old crew from Oasis first line-up wanted to reform with just you, would you,” a fan asked on Twitter. “I did ask them and they weren’t up for it,” he responded.