'They're both bashed up': Liam Gallagher, 49, is considering having a DOUBLE hip replacement after previously refusing the operation
Liam Gallagher is considering having a hip replacement operation next year after previously refusing to go under the knife.
The former Oasis star, 49, recently revealed that he needs the joints replacing because he suffers from arthritis as a result of a longstanding thyroid problem.
The singer is set to perform at Knebworth next weekend and is relying on painkilling injections to get him through, but The Sun reported he is now having second thoughts about his previous surgery stance.
Arthritis: Liam Gallagher is considering having a hip replacement operation next year after previously refusing to go under the knife
Speaking to Zoe Ball on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show, he said: 'Hips man, they're both bashed up, but I just went to get these injections the other day actually, so now I am buzzin' mate, I'm like Louie Spence'
'I might go and ruin my career at Knebworth and go start doing some high kicks like Jagger, and everyone's going like that, 'I want my money back, we only come to see him stand still
'But I'm going to have to have the operation next year maybe, but can't be getting it done before Knebworth
Pain: The former Oasis star, 49, recently revealed that he needs the joints replacing because he suffers from arthritis as a result of a longstanding thyroid problem
The star admitted he would rather 'be in pain' and use a wheelchair than have the operation.
Last month he told MoJo Magazine: 'My hips are f*****... I've got arthritis, bad. I went to get it checked and my bones are mashed up.
Hip replacement surgery sees the damaged hip joint replaced by a prosthetic impact and has a recovery time of around six weeks.
'The lady was going 'you might need a hip operation, a replacement' - no way. You're all right... I think I'd rather just be in pain, which is ridiculous, obviously. I know that - just get them fixed.
Help: The singer made light of the surgery as he joked that he would rather have his fiancée Debbie Gwyther (pictured in 2018) act as his carer and push him around in a wheelchair
He continued: 'But it's also the stigma, saying you've had your hips replaced... I can't sleep at night for the pain, tossing and turning.
'So I'm on the herbal sleeping tablets and they've saved my life. One of them seven hours out - no pain, nothing.
The Wall Of Glass singer - who is engaged to Debbie Gwyther - was aware of the benefits of the commonplace procedure, he's rather put up with the pain than run the risk of something going wrong.
'I don't mind a little pain. Keeps you on your toes. Pain is OK... No, no I can't. Just the thought... they have to break your hips
Liam insisted that he is going to keep doing what he wants until he dies as he said he isn't afraid of death.
He was told he had arthritis in 2019, just two years after being diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, which causes the thyroid not to make enough hormones.
'I asked the lady what the downside was and she responded 'you might die in surgery. It's one in a million chance'
'F*** off. I'm not going to crisp it having my hip cracked, thank you. I'd rather be in a wheelchair with Debbie pushing me around, like Little Britain.'
Not bothered: Liam (pictured with his brother Noel) insisted that he is going to keep doing what he wants until he dies as he said he isn't afraid of death