The errant star tells NME.COM the problems were down to an argument with a doorman...

PETER DOHERTY has issued an apology for not turning up to a gig last night (August 2) in LONDON.

With the rest of the band touring in the Far East, Pete, out of the band because of his drug problems, has been touring the UK alone.

The singer was due to appear at the London Camden Barfly last night. However, as the evening progressed, it became clear that something was wrong and by 11.30pm fans were told Doherty wasn’t going to make it to the show.

The star has issued a statement to NME.COM this evening explaining his actions.

In part, it reads: “Pete Doherty would like to apologise to everyone who turned up to The Barfly in Camden last night (Monday the 2nd of August).

“Pete turned up at the venue at 11pm with his guitar tech and encountered problems at the door. A doorman refused to let the tech in and…a number of fans who had gathered at the entrance.”

Pete said: “We have played at venues up and down the country on this tour, some of which had no security, and have encountered no problems. I simply asked the bouncer last night to apologise for his behaviour, and he refused. I was very upset at his attitude and…I’m very sorry for letting everyone down.”

Doherty has pulled a show at the same venue planned for Friday (August 6).