Noel Gallagher reveals he’s BANNED from China for bizarre reason

NOEL Gallagher has revealed the bizarre reason he’s been banned from visiting China for more than two decades.

The Oasis rocker, 56, said the drastic action came after he took part in a pro-Tibet concert in 1997.

Noel Gallagher has revealed he's banned from China


Noel Gallagher has revealed he’s banned from ChinaCredit: Getty
The musician performed at a pro-Tibet concert in the 1990s


The musician performed at a pro-Tibet concert in the 1990sCredit: Rex

Noel explained the ban came in a letter from the Chinese government saying he was no longer allowed to enter the country.

He believes the CCP were worried he may say “some pro-Tibetan s***” if allowed to perform in China.

“I’ve got a letter somewhere from the Minister of The Interior saying, ‘You are an enemy of the people,’ or something like that,” he told The Daily Star.

“The rest [of the band] were invited with open arms.”

Oasis found fame in the early 1990s with hits like Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger making Noel and brother Liam household names.

Noel said he only took part in the Freedom Concert, which was held in New York City, because no other band members were willing to.

“It was a day off and Oasis got asked to do it and no one else would do it so it was like I’ll do it,’ he said.

The musician went on to admit he only found out about the ban when Oasis were to perform in China years later.

“About a month before we were about to leave I got a letter saying you lot can come but you can’t because of this thing you did for the Tibetan people,” he said.

“I’d forgot I’d even done it.”

Tibet is an ancient nation within the Himalayas that has been governed as an autonomous part of China since the 1950s.

It comes after rocker Noel sparked a fresh feud by comparing Adele to late singer Cilla Black and said he found her singing “offensive”.

When asked if he was a fan of Adele’s songs, Noel, 56, said: “F***k off, f***ing hell. Name one?

“They’re f***ing s**t. It’s f***ing awful. It’s f***ing Cilla Black. I find it and that whole thing offensive.”

Emma James

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