Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher finally found a more dangerous place to be than next to his battling brother Liam: in the front seat of an Indianapolis taxi. The guitarist was in a cab on Tuesday that was involved in a head-on collision, sending him and two of his bandmates to the hospital and forcing them to cancel Wednesday night’s concert in the city.
According to a statement released by concert promoter Clear Channel, Noel Gallagher suffered heavy facial bruises and seat belt cuts, while keyboardist Jay Darlington injured his hand and will have to return to the hospital on Wednesday. Bass player Andy Bell was injured as well. All three are under medication and have been ordered by doctors to rest for 48 hours.
Despite such mid-’90s stateside hits as ”Wonderwall” and ”(What’s the Story) Morning Glory,” the British band is probably better known for the tabloid headlines engendered by the pugnacious Gallagher brothers and their sibling rivalry. The band is currently touring behind its new album, ”Heathen Chemistry,” though there’s no word on what the musicians’ injuries mean for the future of the tour. Clear Channel has advised Indianapolis fans to keep their tickets, in the event that the show can be rescheduled for later this year.