The Libertines confirm London show will go ahead after Pete Doherty responds well to treatment for “respiratory infection”

The band were forced to cancel a show in Bristol yesterday (24th February).
Photo credit: Roger Sargent

The Libertines have confirmed tonight’s (25th February) London show will go ahead.

The band were forced to cancel last night’s Bristol show, after Pete Doherty was diagnosed with 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.”

Now, they’ve updated fans to confirm they’re good to go for the next date on the tour, at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town tonight.

“After responding well to treatment overnight, Peter has been allowed to travel to London today and tonight’s show will therefore go ahead,” the band write.

“Our sincere apologies go to everyone who had tickets for Bristol, especially after all the disruption already caused by the pandemic.”

“We want to thank our fans for being so understanding and all the good wishes Peter has received”

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