Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was assaulted onstage last night (Sept. 7) during the band’s headlining set at Toronto’s Virgin Festival on Toronto Island Park.
The band was performing “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” when a male emerged from the rear of the stage, running towards an unsuspecting Gallagher and pushing him in the back.
Gallagher fell to the stage while the unknown assailant attempted to attack singer Liam Gallagher, before members of the band’s crew tackled the man. According to the CBC, the assailant was arrested, but details have yet to be announced.
Oasis stopped the song and walked offstage for approximately five minutes before returning to complete the show. In a statement, the band said Gallagher “fell heavily onto his monitor speakers” and was taken to a local hospital “to be examined for a suspected fractured rib and ligament damage.”
The band was supposed to perform tomorrow night in London, Ontario, but the status of the gig is uncertain. Fans are advised to check Oasisinet.com and local media for updates.