Pete Doherty Admits Concert Cancellation Reason: "Heart Stopped"
Babyshambles and Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty admitted that the real reasoning behind his string of concert cancellations in Ireland last month was not 'exhaustion,' as he previously stated, but rather he was hooked up to a life-support machine after his "heart stopped."
The Babyshambles man told NME.COM that rather than "exhaustion", which was the official line given when he cancelled shows in Belfast (13), Dublin (14) and Galway (15), his condition was far more serious.
In the interview Doherty spoke candidly about his hospitalization saying, "Their [doctors'] immediate thought was that it was to do with drugs but it wasn't," he said. "What happened? Well, I don't know. I don't remember. I was running into the walls, making steering wheel signs with my hands. And then I just… stopped. My body just stopped."
He was released from the hospital following an overnight stay.
Doherty has a sordid history of drug use and abuse to the point where he has a medical implant to cancel the effects of both heroin and cocaine but seems to be back on track for the time being.