Noel Gallagher’s battle with tinnitus could spell the end of his touring days.
The former Oasis star told me recently that he may not go on a major world tour again because of boredom and the time it takes.
And now Noel has admitted his hearing might need protecting from loud gigs, too.
He explained: “It’s the one [ear] I stand in front of my guitar amp with. It’s pretty bad.
“I was going to bed one night and you know when you go into a bathroom when you put the light on a fan goes off?
“When you turn it off it takes a while for it to stop. One night the electric sound never stopped.”
Doctors tested him and confirmed tinnitus, with the musician adding: “It’s the sound of your brain – like a whistling kettle.”
It could mean the end of the Oasis reunion rumours but, despite his protestations, it turns out Noel wouldn’t mind some sort of catch-up with his former bandmates.
Noel explained: “I have not seen [guitarist] Bonehead… I’d say within the last five years. I have not seen any of them.
“I have not seen [bassist] Guigsy since the day he left in 1998.
“It might be a laugh [to see them].”
He recently revealed that unreleased Oasis lyrics are could be lying around after the legendary rockers were thrown out of a hotel
“I did lose a load of lyrics early on in Oasis, we got slung out of a hotel in Manchester – The Britannia, The Midland… one of those – by the police and a lyric book went missing.
“It has not surfaced, and it was in 1993 or 1994, so somebody has just launched it in a bin, haven’t they?”