In an interview with today’s NME, he said: “It was harder coming off them than anything else.”
Noel was a regular cocaine user during the band’s early days and he and former wife Meg Mathews repeatedly held wild parties in their north London home Supernova Heights.
But he became troubled by his lifestyle and suffered a number of panic attacks, which prompted the song Gas Panic. A doctor told him the only answer was to give up drugs.
He has sold Supernova Heights, his London home - the biggest tourist attraction in Belsize Park and moved to a house in the country. The fans at the door were not the problem. It was more the coked-out strangers crying in the kitchen when Noel got up at three in the afternoon. It was having a house full of people when he was trying to find his way out of a life-threatening blizzard of white powder and nights plagued by panic attacks.