Almost Over Before It Started


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".
When it comes to actors, musicians, and any kind of creative person--their health and well-being comes before all other considerations. You have to go into any situation aware of the problems that a musician like Pete Doherty has had over the years.
I would think that Amy Winehouse would be first in their thoughts as they try to put on a tour and promote a new album with Doherty. You have to give them the benefit of the doubt--they cancelled the gig and spoke about it as best they could. Here's to getting to the end of the tour with no major incidents.