Liam Gallagher will ‘keep doing what I do until I die’ despite arthritis pain

Liam Gallagher, 49, has admitted he suffers in excruciating pain caused by arthritis.

It’s so bad that he has had to give up running because of it and uses herbal sleeping tablets so be can try and get some rest.

The former Oasis musician took to Twitter to share the details of his condition, shocking his followers by just how serious it is. He has still reassured them though that he is getting though the pain and that he is getting help for it.

However, some fans are still worried it will impact his performance at Knebworth Park.

Set for June 4 and 5, it will celebrate 25 years of sell-out concerts. Here is everything you need to know about the singer’s condition.

What has Liam Gallagher said about his arthritis?

Gallagher typically hasn’t sugar-coated his condition. In a recent interview with MoJo magazine he laid his cards on the table.

He bluntly said: "My hips are f****d, I've got arthritis, bad.

“I went to get it checked out and my bones are mashed up. The lady was going, 'Oh, you might need a hip operation, a replacement.'"

He then admitted to not wanting an operation because he was trying to avoid the “stigma” surrounding it.

He continued: "I think I'd rather just be in pain. Which is ridiculous, obviously. I know that.

“Just get them fixed. But it's the stigma, saying you've had your hips replaced. What's next?"

Instead of having the operation, he said: “I’d rather be in a wheelchair”.

How does Liam Gallagher deal with the pain?

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The musician has a few ways he distracts himself from the crippling pain he is now dealing with daily.

Speaking to MoJo, he said: "I can't sleep at night for the pain. Tossing and turning. So, I'm on herbal sleeping tablets and they've saved my life. One of them, seven hours out, no pain, nothing.

He also revealed he is using Deep Heat to sooth the pain.

This is a pain relief therapy rub that is recommended for stiff, aching and pained muscles.

He continued: "My new thing is Deep Heat. Caked myself in it on the knees and hips, the calves, then into the steam room for as long as I can handle it."

Will he still perform at Knebworth?

Despite dealing with immense pain, it looks like Gallagher won't be going through with the operation anytime soon, based on his previous comments.

That means all signs point to Gallagher still performing at the June 4 and 5 show at Knebworth, along with his other upcoming dates.

Knebworth is currently sold out, but more details can be found at the Knebworth House website.

Will it stop him from performing altogether?

Arthritis is a serious condition that is left untreated can cause debilitating, chronic pain.

Currently, Gallagher has shown no indication that it will stop him performing in the long term, and he has said he will "just keep doing what I do until I die".

However, this could change if his condition gets worse or if he decides to go through with the operation.

The surgery would involve replacing the damaged hip joint with an artificial joint or implant and then six weeks of recovery.

In summary, Liam said: "I'm not afraid of death, whatever it is. Why should you be? It's going to happen anyway. I'm going to just keep doing what I do until I die."

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