Noel Gallagher reveals he has tinnitus

High Flying Birds star diagnosed with inner ear condition

Noel Gallagher reveals he has tinnitus

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Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus, having recently being diagnosed with the condition by doctors.

The condition, which is characterised by ringing in the ears in the absence of external sound, affects a number of musicians with loud music often causing damage over a number of years. Both Chris Martin of Coldplay and The Who's Pete Townshend are sufferers.

Speaking to Talksport DJ Andy Goldstein about his problem, Gallagher said that if playing guitar in Oasis was what gave him the condition then it was "worth it". "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."

Discussing his hospital treatment, Gallagher continued: "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."

Meanwhile, two unreleased Noel Gallagher demos have leaked online in recent weeks. Check out 'O' Lord' and 'She Must Be One of Us' now.

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