Veteran rocker Noel Gallagher has suffered a litany of health complaints in the last two years and was even prescribed medication for a potentially fatal mystery ailment.

The former Oasis star went for a routine health check-up in 2013 but was left stunned when medics diagnosed a series of disorders including tinnitus, nerve damage, and several pulled muscles.

He was advised to take pills for an undisclosed illness that he was warned could be fatal, but he ditched the treatment because it made him feel even worse.

Gallagher tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "It was awful. I had glandular fever, then I went for my annual health check-up. And honest to God I felt alright when I went in, and the doctor made me feel like I was about to drop dead in the street when I came out.

"I won't go into it but I got tinnitus in my ear, and I pulled two muscles in the back of my hand. Not from playing guitar; I cracked it on the side of something, and I bashed round the casing of the nerves. It was horrible. I couldn't even put my hand in my pocket.

"Then I went on holiday with the kids. And I was getting out of a swimming pool with one of them in my hand and did my back in. Then my doctor put me on these tablets - I won't tell you what for - (and) told me that if I didn't take them I would virtually drop dead. I was taking them for months and they made me feel awful. So I quit taking them and I feel great again. But I was thinking, the health game's a racket. So that was a terrible year."