Pete Doherty receives ‘immediate medical treatment’ after falling ill on tour

The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty required ‘immediate treatment’ from medics after falling ill on tour. The singer has been forced to cancel his upcoming gigs, as he remains under ‘close observation’ from doctors

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Pete Doherty performs live at The Parish, Huddersfield in October

Pete Doherty has been forced to cancel his upcoming gigs, after falling ill with a high fever and shortness of breath.

The Libertines singer, 42, received ‘immediate treatment’ from medics, after the star tested negative for Covid-19 and that diagnosis was ruled out.

A statement released on behalf of the indie icon revealed that the singer has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection and he remains under ‘close observation’ from a doctor.

Due to Pete’s health battle, a string of his U.K shows and gigs have been cancelled, as the Can’t Stand Me Now singer is not able to perform ‘under any circumstance’.

Posted to recently-married star’s 137,000 Instagram followers on Thursday, the statement read: “A doctor has been called to assess Peter’s condition tonight after he developed a high fever and shortness of breath.







Pete Doherty’s team released a statement regarding his health on Thursday
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“Thankfully, he has tested negative for COVID-19, but has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection which requires immediate treatment.

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

“Further updates tomorrow afternoon with regard to the weekends show.

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







Pete with his wife Katia, a pal and an adorable pooch
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“Further updates tomorrow afternoon with regard to the weekends show.”

Pete had been scheduled to perform at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town on Friday and Saturday.

The Babyshambles frontman is due to take the stage at various locations across Europe over the next few months, including gigs in France, Germany and Holland.

Pete recently teamed up with French musician Frédéric Lo on the album, The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime, which is due for release on March 18.







Pete is due to perform across Europe over the next few months
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Their accompanying UK and European tour is due to start in Paris on May 5 and end in Cambridge on May 20.

The star’s health woes come just months after he tied the knot for the first time.

Taking to Instagram in October last year, the Time for Heroes singer shared a series of snaps from his idyllic wedding to Katia de Vidas on September 30 2021.

The happy couple became husband and wife at the Domaine Saint Clair hotel in the French city of Etretat – close by where pair have resided for the last three years.






Pete became a married man last year

Their nuptials came just 48 hours after Pete’s publicist confirmed that the star and the keyboardist were planning to wed.

Music was provided by The Libertines and the couple’s band, Puta Madres, and it’s been reported that Pete’s once estranged father and mother where in attendance for their son’s wedding.

According to MailOnline, Peter John Doherty, a former Major in the Royal Signals, joined his son on stage for a rendition of one of his biggest hits with The Libertines, What A Waster.

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