Noel Gallagher is grateful fame didn't hit him hard like Amy Winehouse and others

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21 Oct 2022, 12:10

Noel Gallagher poses for a photo, and Amy Winehouse performing onstage

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Oasis star Noel Gallagher has said he is grateful he wasn't hit as hard by fame as some other celebrities.

It comes days after Noel said there is "no point" to an Oasis reunion.

Noel and brother Liam regularly made headlines in their heyday for partying and hedonistic excess.

He ones announced that "drugs, it's like getting up and having a cup of tea in the morning".

Gallagher credits a circle of good friends and people around him to keep him on the straight and narrow.

Speaking on the Pub Talk podcast, he said: "Fame can hit people really hard. I always use the story of Amy Winehouse, a lovely girl from North London.

“All of a sudden she makes that album, she becomes a world superstar, fame hit her like a truck and she didn’t make it.

"Sadly she didn’t have the people around her. I’ve been surrounded by the same people for 30 years, who look after me.

"I don’t have a transient organisation where it’s just a raft of different people every six months.

“With Amy, Pete Doherty, people like that, if you’re a grown man and you’re successful no one is going to tell you what to do if you’ve got money.”

Amy tragically died in 2011 at the age of 27.

Noel said his role in Oasis also motivated him.

He added: "My fallback was always my work. In Oasis I was the sole songwriter so I always had my work. If I didn't do the work then the band was going to fall apart. The partying side of it and the drugs and all that, I treated that as a bonus. I didn’t get caught up in anything other than it was just a laugh."

Noel and Liam have been feuding again, after Liam claims his brother blocked him from using Oasis songs in his Knebworth documentary.