The wife of injured Beady Eye star Gem Archer fears the rocker won't be back onstage this year (13) after injuring his head in an accident on 1 August (13).

The band pulled out of a series of concerts, including double performances at this weekend's (17-18Aug13) V Festival in England, after the guitarist was hospitalised with severe head trauma.

His wife Lou has been keeping fans up to date with Archer's condition and now that he's out of the hospital, she reveals he's still "very poorly", but "getting there".

In a new exchange with a fan who asked if the guitarist would be "back before the year's out" she wrote, "I really don't know. He needs to mend, how long it will take I'm not sure. He's a tough cookie."

Reports suggest Archer fractured his skull after falling down a flight of stairs.