Charlatans drummer treated for brain tumour
Jon Brookes, drummer with indie band The Charlatans, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, the group have said.
The diagnosis comes a week after he collapsed and briefly stopped breathing during a concert in Philadelphia.
The rest of their US tour was cancelled as Brookes was flown to the UK for treatment.
A spokesperson for The Charlatans said: "The band and Jon would like to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support."
The group are due to start their European tour in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, on 5 October.
"The Charlatans' drummer Jon Brookes is currently undergoing treatment in the UK for a brain tumour following the postponement of the remaining dates of Charlatans North American tour," the statement said.
"The Charlatans touring schedule remains unaltered whilst the band arrange for a short term replacement."
Earlier this year, the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album Some Friendly. They have had 22 UK top 40 hits, including The Only One I Know, Can't Get Out Of Bed and One To Another.