Noel Gallagher has revealed that taking cocaine every night over a four-year period caused him to suffer from panic attacks.
The Oasis songwriter, 52, admitted that taking the Class A drug caused him to end up in hospital while he was in America.
Rocker Noel, 52 said: “It was from 1995 til 1998. That was my crazy years.”
“I did have to check into hospital once. I was in Detroit as a matter of fact and imagine having the psychosis and having to have to go to hospital.
“They don’t understand a word you are saying because of your accent and you are like ‘I think I am on my way out’.”
He added: “I had a few brutal panic attacks, which I why I quit,” he told Matt Morgan’s Funny How? podcast.
Most of the time he had no idea who the drug-addled hangers-on slumped around his house were.
Nights merged into days as they “sat there with the curtains closed” debating aliens and moon landings.
But by 1997, the bad times had started to outweigh the good.
Noel was suffering from crippling anxiety attacks and realised his drug-taking was “out of control”.
Then an epiphany came on June 5, 1998. Waking up to watch Germany play Greece in the World Cup, he ignored the masses of unknown people rolling joints and racking up lines of cocaine around his house and sat down with a Pot Noodle instead.
Resolute in his desire to get clean, he sold the house to Davinia and Dave – who sold it to David Walliams in 2005 – and headed off to Thailand for a month with Meg.
When they arrived back, they moved to the country and took the phone off the hook. Noel was done with drugs and done with his mates.