Noel Gallagher has said that taking cocaine “every night in the ’90s” resulted in him suffering from “brutal panic attacks” and even left him hospitalised with psychosis.
The former Oasis man has been clean from the drug since 1998 when he headed to Thailand for a month and has never looked back. Gallagher has now opened up further about what damage the abuse caused and why he felt he had no choice but to clean himself up.
Noel, appearing on his friend Matt Morgan’s Funny How? podcast, revealed how he once feared he would die after he was rushed to hospital in America in the ’90s which made him re-evaluate his use of the drug.
Gallagher said: “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.”
The songwriter recently delighted fans by sharing previously unheard Oasis song ‘Don’t Stop‘ that was recorded around 15 years ago which he announced in typical Noel fashion by stating: “Hey there dudes and dollies. Like the rest of the world, I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d finally look and find out what was actually on the HUNDREDS of faceless unmarked CD’s I’ve got lying around in boxes at home,” he wrote.
“As fate would have it, I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.” The singer and guitarist goes on to explain how the track comes from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong and was recorded “about 15 years ago.”
Stream that song, below.