By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline
Published: 16:02 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 16:18 GMT, 11 January 2021
Liam Gallagher has slammed Professor Chris Whitty for his bleak warnings about the state of the coronavirus pandemic.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Oasis rocker, 48, hit out at the government's Chief Medical Officer, saying he 'needs a slap', after he warned that Britain faces the 'worst' phase of the COVID-19 crisis in the coming weeks.
Liam wrote on Twitter: 'That Chris Whitty is getting on my t***y he needs a slap!' [sic]
He's had it! Liam Gallagher has slammed Professor Chris Whitty for his bleak warnings about the state of the coronavirus pandemic
He has since removed the tweet.
The musician's comments were met with a mixed response from his followers, with one responding with: 'Chill out dude.'
Liam fired back with: 'F**k off k**b!'
Another wrote: 'Chris Whitty worked the wards over Christmas, think he deserves a bit of respect. Sorry Liam.'
To which Liam replied, more genially: 'Don't be sorry just my opinion you take care x'
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Firing line: The Oasis rocker, 48, hit out at the government's Chief Medical Officer, saying he 'needs a slap', after he warned that Britain faces the 'worst' phase of the COVID-19 crisis in the coming weeks
Gone: He has since removed the tweet
Liam had previously called on the government to open the Nightingale hospitals for the homeless over Christmas.
He suggested that the facilities – which were opened to help cope with patients amid the pandemic – should welcome the homeless over the festive period.
He wrote: 'If those nightingale hospitals are just sitting there doing nothing give em to the homeless you snides c'mon you know.' [sic]
Whitty isn't the first person on the wrong side of Liam's fury. He has been embroiled in a bitter war of words with brother Noel Gallagher since Oasis spilt in 2009 and feels that both siblings are to blame for their disputes.
Liam wrote on Twitter: 'That Chris Whitty is getting on my t***s he needs a slap!'
He explained: 'We're both the problem and the problem is that he thinks he's not the problem. He thinks I'm both the problems. He needs to take on some of the problem. The minute he does that, we'll move on.'
Whitty warned on Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health Service as he appealed to the public to strictly follow guidelines meant to prevent the spread of the disease.
He said that political leaders are considering tightening the rules as a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19 aggravates an already difficult situation. Hospitals are overflowing and exhausted medical staff are under strain.
'I think everybody accepts that this is the most dangerous time we´ve really had in terms of numbers into the NHS,' Whitty told the BBC.