Liam Gallagher Needs A Double Hip Replacement But Would Rather Be In A Wheelchair
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Liam Gallagher recently revealed that he needs a hip replacement, but declared he would rather live in a wheelchair than go through with the operation.
The former Oasis frontman opened up about his thyroid-related arthritis, explaining that he now has to take herbal sleeping tablets before he goes to bed.
Speaking to Mojo magazine, he said: “My hips are f***ed. I’ve got arthritis, bad. I went to get it checked and my bones are mashed up.
“The lady was going, ‘You might need a hip operation, a replacement’ — no way.
“I think I’d rather just be in pain, which is ridiculous, obviously. I know that – just get them fixed.
“But it’s also the stigma, saying you’ve had your hips replaced... what’s next?”
The 49-year-old also said the ‘one in a million’ chance of dying during the operation was enough to scare him away, adding that he would rather remain in a wheelchair pushed by his wife.
Clearly remaining in good spirits, the singer joked that his hips were like ‘snap, crackle and pop’ during the cold weather, but said he can no longer jog on Hampstead Heath as a result of the pain.
Gallagher also opened up about his thyroid autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto's disease, which has started to affect his singing voice.
The 'Wonderwall' singer joked that his health was on a 'downwards slide', adding: “My eyes are f***ed, my hips are f***ed, got the old thyroid. But we're all going to die, aren't we?”
Despite his ongoing health issues, Gallagher continues to perform for his devoted fans.
This summer, he is planning on headlining two sold-out shows at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire, where Oasis played two record-breaking shows in 1996.
Last week, Gallagher was forced to apologise to fans after he tweeted a death threat to footballer Stefan Savic.
After a brief altercation on the football pitch between Manchester City - the team Gallagher supports – and Atlético Madrid, the singer tweeted: "Stefan Savic this is a threat if I come across you ya goofy looking C**T your dead MCFC.”
The tweet was swiftly deleted by Gallagher, who then offered an apology to those who had already seen it.
He tweeted: "Im really upset and annoyed at myself I feel I’ve let all my fans down by my outlandish behaviour I’m a role model to GROWN UPS hope you can forgive me."
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