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CRAZY BOY!

The embattled star gets into more trouble in London...

PETE DOHERTY was involved in an onstage fracas in LONDON last night (April 21), NME.COM can reveal.


The Babyshambles frontman was involved in an incident that erupted mid-way through a set by Crazy Girl at the Playing 333 night at the 333 Club in Hoxton.


Doherty was attending the show with friends to see one of the other bands on the bill, when he and some of his entourage tried to invade the stage, it’s been claimed.


“Apparently he (Doherty) knew somebody in the first band and was jamming with them but we were meant to go on,” claimed Crazy Girl’s lead singer Tiff McGinnis. “So we went on and he kept coming on stage to grab the mic, and all of his (friends) were trying to grab the mic too.”


Following these attempts, an eyewitness claimed someone with Doherty let off a fire extinguisher onstage.


“When they realised they weren’t going to get to come on stage some chick grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed us and all of our equipment,” McGinnis explained. “And then I went to hit her and him (Doherty) and a fight broke out.”


Doherty and his friend’s antics upset the crowd who gathered to see the London-based Crazy Girl, with one eyewitness telling NME.COM: “A lot of people were there to see her who didn’t get to see the gig. She only managed three songs. The crowd were chanting ’Crazy Girl’ and ’Fuck You Pete’ - it was quite funny.”


According to McGinnis some of her equipment was damaged, meaning they were unable to continue with their set.


“We had to stop, my guitar pedals were complete drenched. It was a really a waste of my time. I’m pretty sure it’s damaged permanently,” she explained. “I take what I do seriously.”


However the venue insisted the incident was not that serious and was handled correctly.


“The security acted the way they should have done, and Pete Doherty was asked to leave,” said the 333’s owner Vicki Pengilley. “The bouncers behaved impeccably as they always do. They reacted when they should have done and how they should have done. I know it was unfortunate that it messed up the gig, but there wasn’t a problem. The police weren’t called and they won’t be.”

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