Oasis star Noel Gallagher’s secret health battle could reduce his touring career

Noel Gallagher’s battle with tinnitus could spell the end of his touring days.

Noel Gallagher

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?”

Source: Dailystar.co.uk

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