Liam Gallagher has been detailing his battles with Hashimoto’s disease, a thyroid condition which will likely cut his career short.
In an interview with The Guardian a little while back, Gallagher revealed: “I’ve got a thyroid problem – Hashimoto’s disease – so I can get a really hoarse voice,” as he detailed his regime of warm drinks to help ease the pain. Now, in a new feature with Matt Wilkinson on his Beats 1 radio show, Gallagher added: “I know singers that come up off that stage and not broke into a sweat,” in reference to the amount of energy he exerts on stage. “I’m sweating as soon as I say hello because it’s said with verve. You know what I mean.”
In reflective mood as part of his 47th birthday homecoming concert in Manchester, Gallagher added: “So yeah, that’s the way it’s going to be and if it lasts 10 years, it lasts 10 years. If it lasts five years, it lasts five years. If it ends tomorrow, I’ve still had a fucking blinder do you know what I mean … [Hashimoto’s disease] makes your voice a lot hoarser. That’s some of the symptoms.”
Hashimoto’s disease, a lifelong condition, can also bring on symptoms of depression and major muscle aches. Knowing that the thyroid condition will cut his career short, Gallagher was asked if he had any regrets over the years… to which he answered: “Yeah, it was getting here that was the best bit, wasn’t it. Once you get there, you’re like … And it is mega. Trust me, it’s still good.”
“I’m ain’t going to get any bigger. If anything, it’s only going to get worse. You are in that zone now, you’re looking about and you’re going. All right. I kind of see what’s going on but, it’s all about the journey man.”