Gallagher's Security Fears After Attack
British rock band Oasis plan to step up security after Noel Gallagher was attacked on stage - but insist they will not "get like Madonna" and have a huge entourage.
The guitarist was injured at a show in Toronto, Canada in September (08) when a man ran onstage and pushed him into monitor speakers.
Gallagher admits the band's security arrangements need to be reviewed - but is adamant they will not employ a huge team of minders to shield them from fans.
And he has laughed at those who say his brother Liam protected him during the incident - because the singer only got involved once bouncers had waded in.
Gallagher says, "People are talking about how well Liam reacted. You can see him on the clip going to hit the guy who attacked me. But if you look carefully, you'll see he only starts to react when I'm surrounded by security guards.
"The guy had been backstage where it had been raining. He hit me from behind and I fell on to the monitor. I immediately felt a sharp pain in my back - where the ribs had cracked.
"Then I looked down at my leg and he had left wet footprints on me. I thought it was blood. I was sh**ting myself... Next thing I know, I'm in hospital. Where were security?
"Obviously now we have to rethink our security situation, but we don't want to get like Madonna and travel around with 400 people."