Pete Doherty is under observation in Swindon hospital after suffering breathing difficulties.

The former Libertines frontman as a result has had to cancel his Irish solo tour, which was due to start tonight at the Mandela Hall in Belfast. A gig tomorrow night in Dublin, and the following evening in Galway have also been cancelled.

A statement from Doherty’s agent said: “Last night Peter Doherty was admitted to Swindon Hospital with exhaustion and breathing difficulties. He is currently under observation by doctors.”

This article was written for TMM.