Noel Gallagher: “I wasn’t crying at We Are Manchester”

Noel Gallagher has revealed he “wasn’t actually crying” during his We Are Manchester performance on Saturday (9 September). 

The Oasis legend led the crowds at the re-opened Manchester Arena in an emotional rendition of his 1995 anthem, but insists he made the decision to keep his emotions in.

“I wasn’t actually crying,” he revealed to Chris Moyles. “I actually promised myself before I went on, ’cause you kinda got to detach yourself from it ’cause it’s very easy to kinda get caught up in the moment. And when you see other people crying and people in the stands and that…”

He added: “I read somewhere that I was crying, but I’m sorry to say I wasn’t crying.”