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Man charged over Gallagher attack

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher and Oasis were headlining the festival's Sunday line-up

A man has been charged with assault after an attack on Oasis star Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada on Sunday.

The guitarist, 41, was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar.

Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident.

A band statement said Gallagher "fell heavily on to his monitor speakers". He may have fractured a rib and sustained ligament damage, it added.

The band are due to play in London, Ontario, later.

No decision has been made about whether the gig will go ahead. Fans are being urged to check the Oasis website for information.

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Noel Gallgher is pushed over on stage in Toronto

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The incident came as the band performed the title track to their 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

Gallagher's attacker was hauled to the ground by security guards. The guitarist's younger brother Liam, who was singing, had to be restrained from retaliating.

The incident was captured on video by a fan in the audience and posted on the YouTube website.

Despite his injuries, Gallagher returned to the stage a few minutes later to complete the set but was taken to hospital after the show.

He has not commented on the incident on the blog which he has been updating throughout the tour.


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