Noel Gallagher has given a witness statement to a court in Toronto regarding the injuries he received in the city in September 2008.
The guitarist said that he has been told he will “never really recover” from his onstage attacked by crowd member Daniel Sullivan at the V Festival in the Canadian city while performing with Oasis. He suffered three cracked ribs in the incident.
Gallagher‘s statement was been read out in court in the city after Sullivan plead guilty to the charge of assault, The Sun reports.
“I would describe the impact and shock as feeling as if I had been hit by a bus,” Gallagher‘s statement read. “I ended up in a heap. I have been told that I will never really recover from the damage, and still feel painful twinges.”
The statement continued, “The emotional impact it had was essentially coping with the pressure to perform so as not to let the band down. For a considerable period I was operating at 50 percent of my capabilities.”