Oasis Attacked Onstage

Guitarist Noel Gallagher of Oasis was pushed offstage at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 7 and may have cracked his rib.

Oasis was about a minute and a half into the song “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” when a man who was backstage rushed Gallagher from behind and pushed him into a monitor cabinet.

Police charged 47-year-old Daniel Sullivan with assault; Sullivan appeared briefly in court the following morning, according to Toronto’s National Post.

Security stopped the man onstage as he turned from Noel and appeared to be heading toward singer Liam Gallagher. The band took a 15-minute break and finished its set.

However, some reports said Noel Gallagher cracked a rib and the following night’s gig was canceled.

Sullivan got past both Virgin and Oasis security to reach the stage, a spokesman told the Post. A motive was unclear at press time.