Oasis’ late cancellation of their V festival headlining slot led to rumours that the band were set to call it a day.

But the band have released a statement to the contrary, after Liam Gallagher appeared to suggest via his Twitter page that the band would not play live in the UK again.

He later Tweeted, about his throat problems: The voice may of [sic] disappeared but I’m still here.1st things first V I’m gutted your gutted,I’m sorry what can I say fuck all at the moment.”

Keane, Snow Patrol and MGMT all played Oasis covers at Chelmsford in tribute to the Manchester band and Gallagher was big enough to thank them. He wrote: Respect to those bands who covered Oasis last night, even though I might of given some of you shit in the past.”

A band statement then appeared at Oasisinet.com denying a split.

V Festival was always scheduled as the last UK gig for this Dig Out Your Soul world tour,” they explained. “Oasis will complete the rest of the world tour in Europe and then take some well-earned time off before they begin to think about the next album and tour.”

And Liam’s sister-in-law Natalie Appleton added to the denial, saying the band were devastated about having to pull the show. She said: “Oasis will die before they split up… they’re going to go on forever until they are old men. The rumours are absolute rubbish. Even in his sick bed Liam was vowing to get back on stage.”

This article was written for TMM.