Oasis guitarist's Canadian attacker sentenced to house arrest

21st April 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Canadian man was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 months' house arrest for attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on stage during a Toronto concert in 2008, the court told AFP.

Daniel Sullivan, now 48, was originally charged with aggravated assault for running on stage and pushing Gallagher from behind during the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008.

He eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Gallagher suffered three broken ribs and his band was forced to cancel later concerts in Paris and New York.

Gallagher told the court in a victim impact statement that he felt like he had been "hit by a bus" and needed months of rehabilitation after the attack.

Sullivan claimed he was drunk and did not remember how he got onstage at the concert.

Oasis split up last year.

© 2010 AFP

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