It's coming up to Oasis legend Noel Gallagher's 50th birthday and, obviously, he's making sure it's a night to remember.
Well, it wouldn't be like him to fade quietly into the sixth decade, would it? Nope, the former drug user has decided to theme his party around cocaine.
He gave up the drug in the late 1990s after long-term use, but it looks as though he's got to the point where he's more than happy to surround himself with piss-take cocaine references.
As you can see from his wife, Sara McDonald's Instagram story, the invites are heavily themed around Netflix series Narcos and Noel is even Photoshopped onto drug baron Pablo Escobar's body.
It shows lots of 'white powder' and the tagline 'There's no business like blow business' from the show.
Noel's birthday is on May 29, so Sara shared the pictures with the caption 'Countdown'.
It looks like Noel's brother and former Oasis band-mate, Liam, is pretty pissed off about the whole thing. That makes a refreshing change, doesn't it? Usually he's so quiet about his sibling.
So, apparently, none of Noel's family have been invited. Awkward.
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Noel claims that the first three Oasis albums were written while he was on cocaine. However, one day he just decided to pack it in. He said: "It was easy to give up. I am very disciplined.
"I just thought one afternoon: 'I am bored now'. And I thought: 'This is against the law'.
"I will never give up the cigarettes and the booze."
This comes after the news that 100 percent pure cocaine is now being sold in the UK. The batch could kill users, and police have issued a warning for users.
FRANK, a confidential drugs advice service, says that cocaine is often cut with a whole host of undesirable additives. This includes:
- Food colourings or flavoured powder milk, which gives the cocaine a unique colour.
- Other cheaper stimulants, which provide a cocaine like buzz, e.g. speed, and caffeine.
- Other pain killers and anaesthetics, to simulate the 'numbing' effect of cocaine, e.g. lidocaine or phenacetin, which can cause cancers.
- Inert whitish powders, which are inactive, e.g. baking soda.
- Any other whitish powder, which may have unexpected side effects, e.g. laxatives and veterinary worming tablets.
I don't know which is worse, 100 percent pure cocaine or sniff cut with laxatives. Probably equally terrible, if I'm honest.
Detective Inspector Neil Ralph told Metro: "Taking drugs in any form is dangerous, particularly when the user does not know the purity of the drug.
"We investigate all drug overdoses and drug-related deaths and look to identify who has supplied the drugs and seek a prosecution."Featured Image Credit: PA Images