Oasis legend to have knee replacement after suffering crippling arthritis

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Oasis legend Noel Gallagher has revealed he is due to have knee replacement surgery to help the painful arthritis he has been suffering with.

The 57 year old music star, who is estranged from younger brother Liam, is currently touring with his band The High Flying Birds until August. He’s then expected to take a break and have the surgery.

Noel confirmed he needed the surgery on his podcast with Matt Morgan on Thursday, 4 July.

He said: “I’ve got bad knees actually. I’ve got to have an operation on my f***ing knee.”

A source told The Sun: "Noel isn't happy at all about the fact he needs this knee surgery. It's a sign he's getting on and he isn't very good at being laid up - unless there is football on the telly.”

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Oasis star Noel Gallagher, who now tours with The High Flying Birds -Credit:Getty Images

“Liam had to have his hips done after struggling and now Noel is going down the same path. His little brother will no doubt be getting a laugh out of him having the same problems as him. Noel will bounce back though. It's a minor op and it won't keep him down."

His brother Liam, 51, who also suffers from arthritis, underwent a hip replacement in February last year. He said at the time: “My hips are f*****. I’ve got arthritis bad.”

He also told Mojo Magazine in 2022: “When the weather's cold, my hips are like snap, crackle and pop. I need warmth. I can't sleep at night for the pain. Tossing and turning.”

"So I'm on herbal sleeping tablets and they've saved my life. One of them, seven hours out, no pain, nothing. My new thing is Deep Heat. Caked myself in it on the knees and hips, the calves, then into the steam room for as long as I can handle it."

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Noel on stage last year in Los Angeles -Credit:Getty Images

Noel and Liam are famously estranged, and have been so since the band split up in 2009. There have, however, been rumours of a reunion – onstage at least – but Noel’s upcoming surgery would mean that is not possible for the foreseeable future.

Fans had been hoping that the boys, known for classic hits Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger, would perform at Wembley Stadium this summer, with three dates in early July earmarked for them, but it was not to be.

A source told the Mirror : “An Oasis reunion has been hoped for for years. This year would have been the big moment, 30 years on from their debut album Definitely Maybe.”

“But until now, no one has known how close Liam and Noel came to making it a reality. It doesn’t get much closer than booking Wembley, and their teams were devastated when it all collapsed yet again. But the fact they made it to that point shows there’s a will on both sides. The hope is it will be a case of not if, but when.”