Irish tour cancelled

Indie icon Pete Doherty has been rushed to hospital forcing the cancellation of his upcoming Irish tour.

It's been a busy old year for Pete Doherty. The singer opened 2009 in sensational fashion, releasing his new album 'Grace / Wastelands'.

The indie star's first officially released solo album, Pete Doherty recruited Blur guitarist Graham Coxon for the folk influenced epic. Playing a series of solo shows the singer then stunned fans by re-uniting The Libertines for one night only.

However there has also been a few downsides. Arrested twice in one week, Pete Doherty is currently set to face criminal charges after being caught drink driving after a show in England.

Still touring widely, the singer was taken to hospital last night (October 12th) after suffering breathing difficulties. As a result, Pete Doherty's upcoming Irish tour has been cancelled with all dates being re-scheduled.

A statement from the singer's agent confirmed that Pete Doherty is currently in hospital under observation by doctors.

"Last night Peter Doherty was admitted to Swindon Hospital with exhaustion and breathing difficulties. He is currently under observation by doctors."

While fans are immediately suggesting that drugs are involved, there is no hint of this in the statement. Pete Doherty has been extremely busy of late, attempting to complete the new Babyshambles as well as his own solo itinerary.

Pete Doherty has cancelled the following shows:

13 Belfast Mandela Hall
14 Dublin The Academy
15 Galway Riosin Dubh

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