Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus.
Look after your ears, kids...
Clash Magazine Deputy Editor Matt Bennett suffers from tinnitus, a condition that causes him enormous discomfort. Don't go sticking your head in a bass bin, and don't - whatever you do - spend decades on the road without protecting your ears. Sadly, it seems that Noel Gallagher hasn't quite followed our second commandment to the letter.
Chatting with Talksport, the guitarist revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus following years of live performances. "I went for a brain scan. They did find it. I’ve got bizarre ringing in my ears. I think it’s just through playing guitar for the last 20 years so I had to sit in a tube in the hospital," he said. "It’s an accumulation of many things but I’ve had a bloody great time doing it all and if I do eventually die of brain disease it will have been worth it."
Continuing, Noel Gallagher claimed that his hospital treatment is another way of 'fleecing money' out of patients. "The funny thing is they give you these headphones and I chose classical music. It came on and it was the exact music I play to my little kid when he goes to bed. I was in there for 25 minutes. It was horrible. I know what the results will be - ‘There is nothing wrong with you’. It’s another way of fleecing money out of you."
Thankfully, the guitarist isn't letting the condition get in the way of writing new material. Noel Gallagher has demoed several new tracks which - as always - have leaked online. 'O Lord' and 'She Must Be One of Us' have emerged onto the web, with work already underway on the second High Flying Birds album.