The Libertines assure fans that Pete Doherty is safe after London gig ‘medical situation’

Band cancelled their London show on Thursday night after failing to show up

The Libertines have issued a new statement following the recent news that they have postponed two UK live dates following a medical emergency.

The band cancelled their London headline show at the last minute last night (September 10), citing a ‘medical situation’ as the reason behind the postponement. They have also promised to reschedule this weekend’s gig in Manchester.

Now, writing on Twitter, the band have stated that frontman Pete Doherty is OK. They wrote, “We can assure everyone that Peter is safe. Clearly this is a private matter, but we also feel it necessary to let people know he is OK.”

A previous statement on Facebook claimed that the band’s other commitments will not be affected and that the two gigs will be rescheduled “as soon as possible”.

The Facebook statement read: “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight the Libertines have had to postpone their sold out shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and at the Ritz in Manchester tomorrow night. Peter, Carl, John and Gary apologise whole heartedly to their fans and will reschedule both shows as soon as possible. This will not effect any of The Libertines other commitments. HQ.”

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The gig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom was part of the reunited band’s intimate club tour that has been taking place this week, in the run up to the release of their third album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’. The band were due on stage at 9:15pm but failed to show.

Fans became increasingly restless as the night wore on, booing every time there was a lull in the music being played through the venue’s PA. Eventually, at around 11:30pm, an announcement was made confirming the show was to be postponed.

The Libertines released their new album, ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, today (September 11).