Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher Says He Suffered ‘Brutal Panic Attacks’ At The Peak Of His 90s Cocaine Binge

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Oasis singer Noel Gallagher has said that taking cocaine “every night in the 90s” gave him “brutal panic attacks” and even left him hospitalised with psychosis while in the US.

The Oasis and High Flying Birds singer was talking about his past drug use in a new interview with Matt Morgan’s Funny How? Podcast.

Gallagher said how he once feared he would die after having to be rushed to hospital in America: “I did have to check into hospital once. Imagine having the psychosis and having to have to go to hospital. They don’t understand a word you’re saying because of your accent and you’re like ‘I think I am on my way out’.”

He added: “I had a few brutal panic attacks, which is why I quit.”

“If you’re having a panic attack and you’ve not been up for a couple of nights doing loads of drugs you can pretty much talk yourself round, ‘it’s fatigue blah blah blah’ and all that but if you’ve been up for three nights doing loads of gear, you’re not talking yourself down off any ledge there mate, you think you’re going to die,” he said.

Gallagher got clean in 1998 after a trip to Thailand with his then-wife, Meg Matthews.

The couple split up in 2000.