Liam Gallagher has accused German police of “pulling his front teeth out with pliers”, during at infamous incident in Munich in 2002.
The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman turned solo star, who was last week crowned Godlike Genius at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, was involved in a brawl during the band’s German tour in 2002 in which he lost his two front teeth. It was said that the band were involved in an “unprovoked attack by a gang of youths.”
Now, in an interview with The Guardian, Gallagher argues that his two front teeth were “pulled out with pliers by the fucking German police” while he was unconscious.
“If I was to hit you in the mouth, you’d think you’d have a fat lip, right? I didn’t have a fat lip,” said Gallagher. “I was still fucking whistling while I worked, mate. Here’s what I think happened: it all went down after I kicked a copper at some point in the fucking lobby, I think, because after that I woke up in the fucking nick. So I think they give me a whack over the head in the back of the fucking van and I think they’ve just gone, ‘Fuck you, you cunt’, later on. Because they were pulled out completely perfect. They were going: ‘Oh, as you were coming up the stairs, you tripped and they whacked on there.’ But they’d have broken, wouldn’t they?
“You don’t fucking have them completely fall out like that. And I woke up in a prison cell, handcuffed, no teeth, but I could still [whistle] and no other marks on me. So I’m going: they fucking ripped them out because I did one of their geezers, that’s what happened there.”
Speaking at the time of the incident, the band said: “Some members of Oasis and their entourage were the victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of youths in a Munich club last night. Liam Gallagher sustained facial injuries, including several broken teeth, while two of the group’s security guards were forced to seek hospital treatment, one after being knocked unconscious.
“The attackers left the scene before police arrived. The police took several of the Oasis group, including Liam Gallagher, to the local station for questioning in relation to the incident. All those arrested were later released without charge.”
As well as revealing that he has been approached to red a bedtime story for CBeebies, Gallagher also spoke to NME to respond to past rival Robbie Williams’ call for a collaboration, as well as explaining his so-called “truce” with brother Noel – admitting that it was “in my head” and that he had been “looking for a bit of trouble”.