Noel Gallagher’’s stage attack video emergesSeptember 14th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): A video of the moment when a crazed drunk stormed the stage at an Oasis gig, attacking Noel Gallagher and lunging for Liam has emerged.
The footage shows the full violent attack, and chaotic aftermath, as security desperately tried to restrain the attacker.
It shows the assailant being bundled roughly off stage during the Canadian V Festival by at least four burly officials.
“From the side of the stage you could see just how violently Noel was hit,” News of the World quoted one onlooker, as saying.
“He’’s just catapulted forward on to his speakers, then there’’s a mass of bodies as the lights go up and the security guys chase in after and jump on the attacker.
“What the crowd didn”t see was him being literally dragged off by security.
“His shirt gets pulled up around his arms, and you can see his bare back.
“Then security stop and get the situation under control. It’’s darker at the side of the stage and it looks like the man struggles and needs to be physically restrained.
“But security soon show him who’’s in charge,” the onlooker added.
After the attack, Noel was left badly injured when he fell forward heavily on to a set of monitor speakers.
The band has since scrapped two gigs, as Noel takes time out to recover.
The guitarist, the older of the Gallagher brothers, needed hospital treatment for bruised ribs.
“Someone, who can only be described as a Canadian, was able to get on stage, somehow managed to evade our crack security team - Trotters Independent Security Service - and assaulted my midriff,” he said.
“Can”t say much more than that as the perpetrator’’s gonna get the book thrown at him. Repeatedly.
“It was all going so well up until that point. Feel like I”ve had a sparring session with Ricky Hatton,” he added.
The footage also shows the man attacking Liam, who managed to drop his shoulder and dodge out of the way.
Toronto police have charged 47-year-old Daniel Sullivan with the assault. (ANI)
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