Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher has kept his promise to British fans by taking to the stage just weeks after he was attacked during a performance.
The Wonderwall star was left with three broken ribs after a charging fan pushed him onto a monitor at a festival in Toronto, Canada last month (Sep08), forcing the band to prematurely end their North American tour.
But Gallagher, who promised fans he would make a full recovery in time for the British leg of their world jaunt, kicked off the band's U.K. dates in Liverpool on Tuesday (07Oct08).
The guitarist failed to mention the incident which had left him bed-bound for weeks, but British boxer Ricky Hatton warned the crowd not to consider repeating the incident as he introduced the band, saying, "Anyone jumps up tonight, they'll have me to deal with."