Noel Gallagher has explained that resting in bed with US comedy series Seinfeld has aided his recovery after being attacked onstage last week.

The Oasis guitarist was pushed and injured while performing at the V Festival in Toronto, Canada last week, forcing the Mancunian band to cancel concerts in London, Ontario, and New York City.

Gallagher was playing the band's song (What's the Story?) Morning Glory, when Daniel Simpson, 47, rushed the stage and shoved him from behind.

According to the official Oasis website, Gallagher, 41, "fell heavily onto his monitor speakers" and was taken to hospital after the incident.

Simpson was later detained in police custody and has been charged with assault.

Writing on his blog on Oasisinet.com, Gallagher apologised for missing the shows and revealed he is due for more treatment.

"Spent all day in bed suffering from my severe tickling at the hands of that drunken Canadian who, it transpires, is a grown man of 47 years!! (And I thought I was the oldest person at our gigs!)," he wrote.

"In his defence though, he's probably having one of those mid-life crises things. Apparently it's on YouTube. Imagine doing an assault on world television!?"

He went on: "Did get to watch four [episodes of] Seinfeld though. And some American football, so not too dissimilar to a normal day back home. Have to get another check up tomorrow. I'm gonna ask for new bionic ribs.

"Apologies for blowing out the show in London. You can thank your comrade from Toronto for that. We will return though. Probably in December. Anyway, gotta go. These painkillers are kicking in again."

Oasis' new album Dig Out Your Soul, the band's seventh, is released on October 12th.


12/09/2008 16:08:56