Band postpone gig so Pete can enter rehab

Babyshambles have been forced to postpone their Ibiza Rocks show to allow Pete Doherty to return to rehab.

The band, who last night (July 22) performed at the Benicàssim Festival‘s Escenario Fiberfib stage, were due to play at San Antonio‘s M Bar next Wednesday (July 26).

But Ibiza Rocks promoter Andy McKay said the four-piece have had to pull out so Doherty can enter a rehabilitation clinic on Monday (July 24), reports the BBC.

He added: “We were all really looking forward to welcoming Babyshambles back to the island this year for Ibiza Rocks but, at the end of the day, we love and support Pete and it’s his health and happiness that are important.

“He’s promised us that he’ll celebrate his recovery with a special comeback gig at Ibiza Rocks so we can’t argue with that.”

Doherty appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in east London earlier this month for the latest review of his drugs treatment programme and he told the judge he planned to have an implant fitted within the next couple of weeks.

He is currently serving a community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation after admitting seven charges of possessing drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis back in April.

Prior to that Doherty also received a 12-month community order after he was sentenced on a separate charge of seven counts of possessing controlled drugs.