The Libertines Cancel Show As Pete Doherty Undergoes ‘Immediate’ Medical Treatment

25 February 2022 | 11:46 am | Staff Writer

"He remains under close observation with the doctor.”

UK legends The Libertines have cancelled a show in Bristol last-minute, revealing frontman Pete Doherty required “immediate treatment”.

In a statement this morning, the band said that Doherty had developed a high fever and shortness of breath, but “thankfully, he has tested negative for COVID-19”.

“Has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection which requires immediate treatment,” the post stated.

“Unfortunately, he has been advised not to perform tonight under any circumstances, which was not a decision taken lightly, and he remains under close observation with the doctor.”

No indication has been given as to whether or not the band will be forced to cancel other dates on their Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour.

Doherty is also scheduled to tour the UK and Europe in May with collaborator Frédéric Lo.

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