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Oasis fan 'snorted Liam's dandruff'

Chart star Liam Gallagher has told how a fan once snorted his dandruff - after mistaking it for a chunk of cocaine.

The singer, once noted for his own use of the drug, said the man had spotted a flake from his scalp after he performed at Glastonbury, then popped it up his nostril.

Gallagher told the new edition of Q magazine that he suffers from skin condition psoriasis, which affects much of his body. He said: "I've got bad skin. I've got psoriasis all over my f****** body. Everywhere except for me face. And every now and again on me head."

Gallagher said the drug mix-up happened after he had performed at the festival with former band Oasis.

"Everyone's backstage and this geezer comes up to me off his tits, going 'I ain't seen Oasis for f****** years, f****** great' and I'm going 'yeah, alright'. And he goes to his mate. 'look Steve, he's even got cocaine in his hair'. And he pulls a bit of shit out me hair."

He claimed the unnamed man then snorted it. The drug is jokingly referred to as "devil's dandruff".

Gallagher has formed a new band, Beady Eye, which is due to release debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding on February 28.

He also told Q about his difficult relationship with his brother Noel, who quit Oasis in summer 2009. Liam claimed his brother smashed a guitar bought by his partner Nicole Appleton during the climactic argument which prompted Noel's walk-out. But he said that despite the final row, the pair had been effectively estranged for years.

"Listen, me and our kid didn't hang out. It wasn't like we were best buddies and then summat happened. I've always led my life, so's he, and we'd be like that if we worked in a butcher's together. He left the band, that's it," said Liam.

However he wished his brother well with a solo career, which is expected to launch later this year. "I hope our kid's buzzin'. I hope he's gonna make great records. And he probably will."

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