Liam Gallagher says he’d rather suffer than face hip surgery ‘stigma’
Liam Gallagher has revealed he’d rather be “in pain” than have his hip replaced after suffering from arthritis.
The former Oasis frontman, who suffers from a thyroid condition, admitted he preferred to maintain the youthful glamour, due to the ‘stigma’ surrounding the operation.
The 49-year-old added that he would prefer his wife Debbie pushing him in a wheelchair.
Gallagher said his condition had become so serious he now had to take ‘herbal sleeping pills’ to fall asleep, which ‘saved my life’, and could no longer jog at Hampstead Heath due to his condition.
“My hips are fucked up…I have arthritis, bad,” Gallagher told Mojo magazine. “I went to have it checked and my bones are crushed.
“The lady was saying, ‘You might need hip surgery, replacement’ – no way. ‘It’s not as bad as you think, recovery will take a few months.’
“You’re fine… I think I’d rather just suffer – which is ridiculous, of course. I know that; just fix them.
“But that’s also the stigma, saying you had your hips replaced… What next?”
Although the father-of-four confessed he was ‘on the downward slope’, he added that the ‘one in a million chance’ he could die during the operation is enough to make him ‘rather be in a wheelchair rolling, with [wife] Debbie pushes me around, like Little Britain’.
Liam and his older brother Noel Gallagher, 54, rose to global fame in the 90s with the band Oasis, which quickly became the biggest rock band in the world.