Noel Gallagher has decided to cut out alcohol for three months after confessing he drank a lot of cider during lockdown.
The singer, 54, admitted that a previous rule he stuck by was to not drink in the house. He said that if he fancied a drink, he’d go to a pub, but all that changed thanks to the global pandemic.
The former Oasis star confessed that he “got right into” drinking at home as the UK was in lockdown.
“I drank a lot of red wine,” he said before adding: “Because I live out in Hampshire, the local cider is pretty spectacular.
“The good thing about country cider is you can’t have that much of it or you lose the use of your legs.”
And he admitted that the new songs he penned for The High Flying Birds were created while he was sipping the drink.
Speaking to BBC Radio 2, the singer said: “I’m kind of strolling around the house slightly sozzled going, ‘This is a great life I wrote another song today. I might have another drink.’ You can see people are just like, ‘Really? Nice one.”
Noel and his former Oasis bandmates, including brother Liam, were well-known partiers during the peak of the band’s fame, and noel said last month that he had pencilled in September 12 for his detox date as he had parties up until the 11th.
“I’m going to do three months which takes me up to the middle of December and then I can get in training for Christmas,” he revealed.
His sobriety comes just days after he was surprisingly complimentary towards younger brother Liam, 48.
The pair have often become embroiled in a war of words since quitting Oasis in 2009. But Noel told the How To Wow podcast: “Liam’s doing his thing, he’s responsible for the legacy being what it is, he’s keeping the flame alive and all that and good for him.
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“He’s doing massive gigs, he’s selling more records than I am and he’s selling more tickets than I am, if you can believe that.
“So he’s doing his thing and I’m doing mine and we’re both pretty happy doing that at the moment.”
He went on the say that “all is quiet on the Western front” when discussing the break in the family’s online feud admitted “long may it continue”.
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