Liam Gallagher Says German Cops Pulled Out His Teeth
Liam Gallagher said German police officers pulled out his two front teeth with pliers during an incident in 2002, when he was on tour with Oasis. The violent incident, which started in a night club and was reported to have involved 80 cops, resulted in Gallagher being arrested under the threat of two years in jail, and later fined €50,000.
“I remember we were sitting at a table under a balcony, and our security guard just grabs us by the neck, drags us over the f---ing table, and the next minute, there’s a geezer on the balcony drops a f---ing glass table on our heads,” he told the Guardian in a new interview. "But the security’s got us out of the way, or it could have f---ing killed us. And then it went off, man.”
Reports at the time said that Gallagher’s teeth had been knocked out during the ensuing fight, but he revealed his own idea: that they were "pulled out with plies by the f---ing German police.” He explained: “If I was to hit you in the mouth, you’d think you’d have a fat lip, right? I didn’t have a fat lip. I was still f---ing whistling while I worked, mate.
“Here’s what I think happened: It all went down after I kicked a copper at some point in the f---ing lobby, I think, because after that I woke up in the f---ing nick," he continued. "So I think they give me a whack over the head in the back of the f---ing van and I think they’ve just gone, ‘F--k you, you c--t’ later on. Because they were pulled out completely perfect. They were going: ‘Oh, as you were coming up the stairs, you tripped and they whacked on there.’ But they’d have broken, wouldn’t they? You don’t f---ing have them completely fall out like that.
“And I woke up in a prison cell, handcuffed, no teeth, but I could still [whistle] and no other marks on me. So I’m going: they f---ing ripped them out because I did one of their geezers, that’s what happened there." He admitted it had been learning experience, adding: “That was one time I thought, ‘What the f--k am I doing here?’”
In a separate interview, Gallagher said he’d been invited to tell a children’s bedtime story on the U.K.’s CBeebies kids’ network, and that he was interested in the idea. “Yeah, I been asked to do that,” he told NME. “Yeah, I’ll do it. I’m up for it. I mean, I’ve gotta curb me tongue though ‘cause I swear a lot. But if I could hold it down with the swearing, man, I’d do that.”