Pete Doherty's plane tears

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2008
Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty's plane tears

Pete Doherty started "crying" after he missed a flight.

The Babyshambles frontman - who was forced to pull out of the FM4 Frequency Festival in Salzburg, Austria, last month after arriving late for his flight from the UK - has revealed an argument with airline staff left him in an emotional state.

He said: "I informed British Airways of my late arrival. I told them I was a kind of minor celebrity and I might get a bit of hassle at the airport. Turns out they are complete a***holes. Even when I fell over and badly creased my hat, I had no assistance.

"I was crying but I didn't want them to see. A cynic might say I missed the plane, an honest man might say I went to the airport a little late."

Pete's Babyshambles bandmates Adam Ficek, Drew McConnell and Mik Whitnall also pulled out of the show following the singer's non-appearance.

Drummer Adam released a statement saying: "Drew, Mik and myself can only apologise to those who came to see us today. Peter has missed the flight, we are in Salzburg, with no Peter. We will head to the festival and apologise on stage. Adam."

Pete Doherty

The usual unpredictability and undeniable charisma from the Libertines/Babyshambles man trying to keep his nose clean.

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