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."

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