Pete Doherty's rock band Babyshambles was forced to cancel a gig in England on Friday (20Dec13) due to illness.

The British group was due to hit the stage at Middlesbrough's TFM Soundworks but pulled out hours before they were due to perform when one of the musicians was taken ill.

A statement from the band reads, "Babyshambles are very sorry to announce they cannot make tonight's show in Middlesbrough. They were looking forward to ending the year in the North-east, but due to illness will not be able to perform. They are hoping to come back and play again as soon as possible in the New Year and are deeply sorry for any disappointment."