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Oasis stage invader sentenced to house arrest in Canada

Noel Gallagher
Gallagher left Oasis last August after arguments with his brother Liam

A man who attacked Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on stage in Canada has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest.

Gallagher suffered three broken ribs after Daniel Sullivan pushed him from behind during a show at the 2008 Virgin Music Festival in Toronto.

The band later had to cancel concerts in Paris and New York.

Sullivan, 48, had pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. He said he was drunk and couldn't remember how he got backstage at the concert.

His sentence means he will be able to continue working.

During his trial, Gallagher said in a statement that he felt like he'd been "hit by a bus" immediately after the attack.

"I ended up in a heap on the floor," he wrote. "I had no idea what had happened."

Oasis split up last year, shortly before the end of their world tour.

Gallagher said intolerable "violent and verbal intimidation" and a "lack of support" from management and bandmates forced him to quit the band, formed by his brother Liam in 1991.

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