Noel Gallagher thought he'd seen the worst of his health troubles with his years of substance and alcohol abuse, but he's now revealed that he was on the verge of death following his first High Flying Birds arena tour. There wasn't too much high hope for Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career to reach the heights of his 90s glory, but when Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds reached number one with their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were propelled immediately into huge venues and impressive festival slots. However, returning to the stage and taking a much more frontal role took it's toll on Gallagher's health by 2013 in more ways than one.

Noel Gallagher at the 2015 BAFTAs
Noel Gallagher on the brink of death with poor health

'It was awful,' he explained in an interview with The Telegraph. 'I had glandular fever, then I went for my annual health check-up and, honest to God, I felt all right when I went in, and the doctor made me feel like I was about to drop dead in the street when I came out.

'Then I went on holiday with the kids and I was getting out of a swimming pool with one of them in my hand and did my back in', he continued. 'Then my doctor put me on these tablets - I won't tell you what for - and told me that if I didn't take them I would virtually drop dead. I was taking them for months and they made me feel awful. So I quit taking them and I feel great again. But I was thinking, the health game's a racket.'

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While this seemingly dangerous medical condition of Gallagher's remains a mystery, the singer and guitarist insists he regularly works out at his home gym and he hasn't gone near cocaine for seventeen years.