Noel Gallagher recalls moment that caused him to quit cocaine for good
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Noel Gallagher has recalled the exact moment in his life that led him to quit taking cocaine for good. Have a look at the video below to see the music legend discuss it for yourself:
Obviously, this is a good decision to take – whether you’re just a casual weekend user or a massive rock star, drugs aren’t the answer to any of your problems.
Particularly if it’s cocaine, which is expensive, usually what it’s cracked up to be, and contributing to myriad other problems around the world.
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that Noel Gallagher used to take drugs during his time in Oasis, but it might be surprising that he decided to get out of the cycle whilst he was at the top of the game in the late 1990s.
Speaking on the Pub Talk podcast with former footballers Ray Parlour and Alan Brazil, Gallagher pinpointed the moment that he knew enough was enough.
He said: “I remember it vividly – it was the day that I quit cocaine.
“It was during the [football] World Cup, France ’98.
“France were playing Germany it was half-time and we’d had a huge party the night before and I’d kinda stumbled out of bed in the afternoon.
“The first thing I did was went to the fridge and got a can of Red Stripe – I was smoking at the time – and lit a cig. My whole world just fell in.
“I just had a freak out and I couldn’t breathe and all of that kind of thing. From that day forward I quit.”
This isn't the first time that Gallagher has spoken out about how he got off drugs.
In an interview with Matt Morgan’s How Funny? Podcast earlier this year, he was asked if he misses being on drugs, to which he responded: “No, I do not.”
He expanded: “I’ve had a few really brutal, aggressive panic attacks, which is why I quit.
“If you’ve been up three nights doing loads of gear (drugs), you’re not talking yourself down off any ledge there mate, you think you’re going to die, right?
“[And] rock stars die of that.
“So it’s like, this is it. This is… I’m on the way out… A couple of times I thought, am I gonna have a heart attack, do you know what I mean. Luckily, I didn’t.”
As for how he deals with it nowadays, he continued: “It’s always like fun and games and once someone gets the coke out then all of a sudden it’s, ‘well, it’s time for me to go anyway, because this is now boring’."
He added: “I’d had enough of drugs.
“I think at the time I was thinking that I’m going to give up drugs for six months and see what happens…
“I wasn’t planning on such a major lifestyle change, but after about two weeks I was like ‘I much prefer this!’”