The one who was the first drummer of Oasis and one of its founders, Tony McCarroll, was hospitalized in the United Kingdom last Thursday after suffering a heart attack, as revealed by the musician on his social networks.
McCarroll, 50, explained in a message on Twitter that he had to be admitted to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest on Wednesday night, a scare that he says still not “out of the woods”. The drummer dedicated a few words of thanks to the British public health system (NHS) in his message: “We are more than lucky to have this service! Thank you !!”, said the drummer.
Hundreds of followers reacted to the news with wishes for a speedy recovery, some also sharing personal stories related to McCarroll’s past in the group Oasis, one of the main architects of brit-pop, with more than 70 million albums sold and a repertoire of hits such as’ Wonderwall ‘and’ Don’t look back in anger ‘. “I’m 44 years old and I still pat my knees with your beats, and now my four children are the same,” said one of his fans on Twitter, while another called him “legend“and he assured that the album ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994) would not have been so successful without his work.
In 1991, McCarroll formed Oasis, originally known as ‘Rain’, along with his Manchester schoolmates: Liam Gallagher, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and Paul McGuigan. They were joined shortly after by Liam’s brother, Noel Gallagher, who would become the band’s songwriter.
In August 1994, McCarroll starred in the video for the single ‘Live Forever’, one of the anthems of British pop, in which he was buried alive by the rest of his companions and later resurrected. After numerous fights between the members of the band, the drummer was fired shortly after album release and was replaced by Londoner Alan White.
In 2010, McCarroll published the book ‘The Truth’, in which he tells from his perspective what his time in the band was like and “what he really is like” Noel Gallagher.