Artist News

Doherty better, or possibly never ill

By | Published on Monday 12 July 2010

Pete Doherty is out of hospital. Or very possibly never went there. As reported on Friday, Doherty pulled out of a gig in Nice last minute on Thursday last week, with the Babyshambler’s people reportedly giving the excuse that the singer had been hospitalised.

But Le Parisien is reporting that, while the singer did visit a clinic in Paris during the day on Thursday, he wasn’t actually hospitalised, and instead of playing his scheduled gig in Nice on Thursday spent the evening with friends in the French capital. Either way, Doherty was well enough to join his band at the French Festival Terres de Son in Monts on Friday, and subsequently at T In The Park this weekend.

At the latter, the Babyshambles boys got a bit pissed off when some crowd members started throwing bottles in the general direction of the stage, so much so guitar man Mick Whitnall at one point suggested to the T audience: “Next person who throws a bottle, beat the fuck out of them, I dare you!”