Noel Gallagher Attacked

musicOasis front man Noel Gallagher was treated in hospital after a man ran onto the stage and attacked him while he and his brother Liam were performing at the annual Virgin Festival here in Toronto. As you'll see in the footage below, Noel Gallagher "fell heavily onto his monitor speakers," and may have fractured his rib and sustained ligament damage.

This kind of thing scares me. I always think about John Lennon, Dimebag Darrell and Monica Seles. The attacker appears to come from behind the stage and may have been a roadie or member of the crew.

It was during one of my favourite Oasis songs, too.

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This is classic! It's very likely that the Gallagher boys make enemies every time they tour. It's not like they don't ask for it. Both the Gallagher boys need anger management therapy, and they'd have a much better career behind them if they earned the loyalty of their crew rather than indulge in blood lust all the time. Too bad - they've got a few good tunes.

September 8, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

Mississauga Mike

"Don't Look Back in Anger" when they returned to the stage.

I was at Saturday, and am not a big Oasis fan by any means, but this video gave me goosebumps considering the situation.

September 8, 2008 @ 6:57 PM


Were you at the show Mike?
I was at the YVR show, good show - the tunes off the new album sound good and no we didn't sit down at all.

September 8, 2008 @ 7:14 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Wow, were they okay?
Dude, that took some serious balls. How could anyone come to that.....Its good to see Oasis back in action and just as they do that happens

September 8, 2008 @ 9:35 PM

Toronto Mike

Here's better footage:

No, I wasn't at the show, but I almost was. I guess almost doesn't count.

I'm a big fan of the two headliners, Foo and Oasis.

September 9, 2008 @ 9:41 AM

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