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Liam Gallagher causes jaws to drop at free NHS concert after bosting about his love of illegal drugs

Liam Gallagher held a free concert for NHS workers at The O2 Arena on Tuesday where he boasted to the crowd about his love of drugs.

The 48-year-old performed a selection of Oasis classics along with his latest solo hits as a thank you to front line workers in the first of two sold-out gigs.

Despite the kind gesture of the complimentary concert, the singer made jaws drop with his near-the-mark jokes.

Near the mark: Liam Gallagher caused jaws to drop at free NHS concert at London’s O2 on Tuesday after he boasted about his love of illegal drugs to a crowd of healthcare workers

In between songs, he observed: ‘It’s a very sophisticated crowd, seriously brainy. Doctors and nurses and drug dealers — my kind of people.’

Liam also left the venue gawking when he made a joke about heading off with his band to ‘powder their noses’.

Despite the ill-judged jibes, he managed to win back the 20,000-strong audience when he launched a scorching attack on Boris Johnson after the government offered a three per cent pay rise to NHS staff recently. 

‘You are all rock stars and legends. Seriously, from my f***ing heart, nice one. I hope you get your wonga off that dozy c***,’ the rock icon told healthcare workers.

Kind gesture: The 48-year-old performed a selection of Oasis classics along with his latest solo hits as a thank you to front line workers

Kind gesture: The 48-year-old performed a selection of Oasis classics along with his latest solo hits as a thank you to front line workers

Standing up: Despite the ill-judged jibes, he managed to win back the 20,000-strong audience when he launched a scorching attack on Boris Johnson after the government offered a three per cent pay rise to NHS staff recently

Standing up: Despite the ill-judged jibes, he managed to win back the 20,000-strong audience when he launched a scorching attack on Boris Johnson after the government offered a three per cent pay rise to NHS staff recently

The Manchester-born star highlighted that the crowd didn’t have to wear face masks due to having used the NHS Covid passport app.

‘It’s good to see faces again. I’ve missed hearing lovely voices and smelling people’s lovely breath. That’s my favourite part,’ he said.

It comes after Liam and brother Noel, 54, seemingly put their 12-year feud to rest in order to work on a new documentary film on their band Oasis’s iconic Knebworth shows.

The Oasis Knebworth 1996 film sees the band taking to the stage in front of 250,000 fans and later discussing the event, predicting it will never be repeated.

Shock: Liam also left the crowd gawking when he made a joke about heading off with his band to 'powder their noses'

Shock: Liam also left the crowd gawking when he made a joke about heading off with his band to ‘powder their noses’

Having a blast: The Manchester-born star highlighted that the crowd didn't have to wear face masks due to having used the NHS Covid passport app

Having a blast: The Manchester-born star highlighted that the crowd didn’t have to wear face masks due to having used the NHS Covid passport app

Noel told The Sun how 30 cameras captured every moment of the shows but the band ended up forgetting about the footage.

This was due to their American tour ‘imploding’ because both Liam and Noel missed shows and later went straight into recording a new album.

He said: ‘We were going to do the film of it then and if you remember the timescale we left Knebworth, went to America and that tour imploded, it all went t**s up and when we came back, like idiots.’

Noel said the documentary reflects a ‘by-gone era’ before the internet when people would not film concerts on their phones.

Iconic: The Oasis Knebworth 1996 film sees the band taking to the stage in front of 250,000 fans and later discussing the event, predicting it will never be repeated (Liam, second from right, and Noel, second from left, pictured with the Oasis band in 1996 in Knebworth)

Iconic: The Oasis Knebworth 1996 film sees the band taking to the stage in front of 250,000 fans and later discussing the event, predicting it will never be repeated (Liam, second from right, and Noel, second from left, pictured with the Oasis band in 1996 in Knebworth)

He decided to leave Oasis after Liam contracted laryngitis ahead of V Festival in August 2009, with the band cancelling the gig.

Noel issued a statement, blaming his brother for the cancellation, but cited Liam having a hangover as the reason.

Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he did – after which he quit the band, saying, ‘I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.’

Both brothers went on to form new bands after this, and have been embroiled in a public feud ever since. 

Before the storm: Liam (right) and Noel (left) have been involved in a public feud since 2009 (pictured in 2008)

Before the storm: Liam (right) and Noel (left) have been involved in a public feud since 2009 (pictured in 2008)


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