The Libertines cancel Bristol show after Pete Doherty develops “respiratory infection”

An update on this weekend's London dates is expected later today.
Photo credit: Roger Sargent

Pete Doherty was forced pull out of a Libertines show in Bristol last night (24th February) after developing a “respiratory infection”.

The band, in the midst of a rescheduled run of live days, posted to social media to share the news.

“A doctor has been called to assess Peter’s condition tonight after he developed a high fever and shortness of breath,” the post explains. “Thankfully, he has tested negative for COVID-19, but has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection which requires immediate treatment.

“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.”

The band promise further updates on their London shows at the O2 Forum Kentish Town this weekend later this afternoon (25th February). You can check out their statement below.

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