Liam Gallagher is suing brother Noel Gallagher for calling him a drunk.
Noel told the press that Oasis pulled out of a 2009 music festival because Liam was “too hungover to perform” — and Liam is so mad about what he calls a lie that he’s suing his own brother.
“I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover,” Liam told The Sun UK, claiming he had a note from his doctor proving he actually had laryngitis, not a hangover.
Liam says that Noel’s comments went “way beyond rock ‘n roll banter and questioned my professionalism.”
“I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action,” Liam said. “All I want is an apology.”
Surprisingly, he got one.
Noel Gallagher, who just released a solo album, responded to the lawsuit in a webcast with pal Matt Morgan yesterday saying, “Yes, Liam is supposedly suing me.”
“For the record it is a fact that he was diagnosed with laryngitis and it is a fact that he had a doctor’s note to prove it. But I’d just like to say that if he gets offended by opinions on such things then I apologize.
“It’s all getting very silly and a bit out of hand and it’s not very cool.”
Watch the video of Noel Gallagher’s apology to Liam Gallagher:
It’s a pretty long webcast — if you just want to see the apology skip ahead to 19:45.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have long had a contentious relationship, which caused the breakup of Oasis. It’s so bad, in fact, that Liam was not invited when Noel Gallagher married Sara MacDonald.
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