Liam Gallagher, 50, looking forward to perform after hip operation

The 50-year-old Oasis star has endured years of chronic pain due to arthritis.

Liam Gallagher performs at Spark Arena on July 21, 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage)
Liam Gallagher is recovering after undergoing hip surgery. (Getty Images)

Liam Gallagher has hinted he is eager to get back on stage after undergoing hip surgery.

The 50-year-old former Oasis frontman - who has been battling chronic pain caused by arthritis in his hips for several years - has had hip replacement surgery and joked he is ready to perform "Riverdance".

Gallagher has now tweeted: "Morning Rastas so I had my Hip operation last wk all went well and RESPEK to all the doctors n nurses who looked after me Big shout out to the A team for getting us home safe n sound you know who you are and Florence guru I love and adore you Riverdance here I come."

The Live Forever singer - once renowned for his swagger - added: "I’m getting my physio to study old videos of my walk so we don’t miss a trick the comeback is real."

Read more: Liam Gallagher calls Noel an 'angry squirt' over use of Oasis songs

When one follower pointed out he was getting old he replied: "No way man I’m half new."

He also revealed he will be spending his convalescence watching TV and "learning how to walk" and is most looking forward to going for a run.

Liam Gallagher and fiancee Debbie Gwyther.
Liam Gallagher doesn't want to be pushed around in a wheelchair by fiancee Debbie Gwyther. (Getty Images)

The Roll With It singer previously confessed he was scared of having the operation because it involved breaking his hips.

Gallagher told Mojo magazine: “I asked the lady what the downside was: ‘You might die in surgery. It’s a 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.”

The Supersonic singer has been in a relationship with his former personal assistant Debbie Gwyther for over 10 years and they are engaged to be married. Their wedding plans were postponed due to the COVID pandemic in 2020.

Gallagher previously said a doctor had diagnosed his arthritis as "bad" and described his own bones as "mashed up". He admitted he was in a lot of pain and struggled to sleep at night.

The Little By Little singer said: "I'm definitely on the downwards slide. My eyes are f***ed, my hips are f***ed, got the old thyroid. When the weather’s cold my hips are like, snap, crackle and pop . I need warmth.

Singer Liam Gallagher performs on stage during day 2 of 'Corona Capital 2022' at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on November 19, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jaime Nogales/Medios y Media/Getty Images)
Liam Gallagher joked he will be able to perform Riverdance now he has had the operation. (Getty Images)

“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."

But Gallagher admitted he felt there was a "stigma" to having a hip replacement, despite admitting that if he had the operation it would "fix" him and he would be able to, "do it all".

Read more: Liam Gallagher's new video raises awareness for men's mental health

In 2019 the Rock N Roll Star singer told Q Magazine he was having acupuncture to treat his arthritis — because he felt it was "rock 'n' roll" because it uses needles.

Watch: Liam Gallagher is happy to let other people write his songss)