LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- British singer Noel Gallagher says his split from the rock group Oasis was due in part to "intimidation" from his fellow band mates.
The BBC said Saturday that Gallagher used a posting on his Oasisinet.com blog to explain his reasons for leaving the "Definitely Maybe" band whose members included his younger brother Liam.
"I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable," the elder Gallagher brother said.
"And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new."
Noel Gallagher, 42, split from Oasis on Friday, prompting the cancellation of a Paris performance by the band.
"Apologies are probably not enough, I know, but I'm afraid it's all I've got," the former Oasis guitarist said of the canceled event.