Jon Brookes, long-time sticksman with indie band The Charlatans, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. After cancelling a string of North American gigs, the band have announced that they will resume their world tour with a \"short-term replacement\".
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Jon Brookes collapsed on stage and briefly stopped breathing last Wednesday, see also this news item.
He received CAT and MRI scans in the US but was flown back to the UK last weekend for further treatment, according to the group\'s statement.
While the Charlatans have called off concert dates in the US and Canada, their British and European tour dates remain unaltered. Their next scheduled gig is 27 September, in London.