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Monday, 14 February, 2000, 07:10 GMT
Baby scare for Oasis star

Noel and Meg Noel and Meg's baby Anais turned blue


Oasis star Noel Gallagher's newborn daughter was involved in a 999 emergency when she stopped breathing, it has been reported.

Baby Anais's life is said to have saved when Meg Mathews's mother Christine took instructions from paramedics over the phone on how to revive the child.

They explained how to clear the baby's airways, as distraught Meg and Noel looked on, reports The Mirror newspaper.


Obviously, Meg was very upset at the time, as any new mum would be. It was quite a fright
Noel's father-in-law Stan
The couple's full-time nanny was on a day off when the baby turned blue and lifeless as her mother cradled her.

Meg, 34, called for Noel to call an ambulance as Mrs Mathews, who has been staying at their home since Anais was born 18 days ago, took charge.

Following the telephone instructions, she laid the baby on her back with her head back. Within moments, Anais coughed and spluttered back to life.

Christine's husband Stan, a former builder, said from his home in Gimingham, Norfolk: "Meg is very proud of her for dealing with everything so well.

Single cover Oasis have gone straight in at number one
"Obviously, Meg was very upset at the time, as any new mum would be. It was quite a fright.

"Now the baby is fine and back at home, and that's the most important thing."

Meg and Noel, 33, drove their baby to the nearest casualty department at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, five miles away from their 2.5m mansion in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.

Anais was examined and put on a heart and pulse monitor while tests were carried out.

After a 90-minute check-up, she was sent home with a breathing monitor as a safeguard in case the problem recurs.

Stunning return

Stan said: "It was a fairly serious situation, but it was all sorted out at the house. We are all just very relieved."

News of the baby scare came as Oasis went in at number one in the charts with their single Go Let It Out.

It marked a stunning return to the limelight with their first single for more than two years.

Ousting Gabrielle's Rise from the top of the singles chart, Oasis sold almost as many units as the top eight put together.

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