The British singer/songwriter took a raincheck on three Irish solo gigs after being hospitalized Oct. 12 for trouble breathing, according to NME.
The music magazine noted that Doherty’s agent made the following statement: “Last night Peter Doherty was admitted to Swindon Hospital with exhaustion and breathing difficulties. He is currently under observation by doctors.”
The postponed dates included Tuesday's show at Mandela Hall in Belfast, Wednesday's show at Academy in Dublin and tonight's show at Roisin Dubh in Galway.
The Roisin Dubh’s Web site explained that “the show are currently being rescheduled with dates to be announced.”
Doherty’s next date on the books is a Nov. 22 show at Tivoli in Utrecht, Netherlands, followed by two more Netherlands shows. He then plays Belgium, Germany and Sweden with shows through early December.
Doherty is set to join his indie rock band Babyshambles for a round of U.K. shows in December. The tour kicks off Dec. 10 at the O2 Academy Sheffield and wraps up Dec. 20 at Rock City in Nottingham.
June 11 Doherty was arrested in Gloucester, England, on suspicion of drunk driving. Less than a week before that he was arrested by Swiss police and charged with consuming heroin. A flight attendant had reportedly caught Doherty collapsed in a restroom next to a used syringe during a flight from London to Geneva.
Last year he served 29 days in jail for getting caught with heroin, crack cocaine, ketamine and marijuana while on probation.
Click here for Doherty’s Web site and here for his MySpace page.
Click here for Babyshambles’ Web site.
Click here for the NME story.