“Pete Doherty is now in hospital having the infected hedgehog spine removed from his finger,” Arthanayake said.
“We wish Pete well because whatever has happened is serious enough that he has not been able to make it.”
Doherty took to social media to explain how on earth this happened, saying he was pricked by the hedgehog when he was walking his dogs.
The cut he got from the “wee bugger” later became infected, but the folks at England’s NHS and Manchester Royal Infirmary are tending to him.
Check out some pics and a full explainer of what happened below.
A picture me in a hospital bed with an infected hedgehog spike wound thank you to the wonderful men and women who work within the NHS . What absolute angels and a million times they deserve our respect and thanks. pic.twitter.com/llLv9N4Mwl
— Peter Doherty (@petedoherty) April 29, 2019
Cue three days in a van with a carefree attitude to potentially infected forefingers Infectious new songs on the album though…🤒😂
— Peter Doherty (@petedoherty) April 30, 2019