The superstar blames "nerves" for Doherty's erratic performace at Live8...


has claimed that PETE DOHERTY’s nerves were to blame for the quality of his performance at LIVE8, and described the [a][/a] singer as “a mess”.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph today (August 4), Sir Elton said: “It’s really sad. He’s so young I don’t think that he’s going to listen to anybody. But I don’t think the people around him set a good example, which is a shame.”

John revealed that he and Pete practised their cover of ‘Children Of The Revolution’ for the London leg of Live8 until it was “tip-top, perfect.”

“I have to be very discreet what I say, but I just think he was really nervous on the day,” he said. “But, you know, he had his chance to do it and he came on… at least he looked great!”