Thursday night's NME-thrown secret gig for Babyshambles fans was a bit of a disaster, with Doherty not showing up and being replaced by a fan.
So far, so unsurprising.
The official explanation was more interesting:
His spokesman added: "He's still attending a rehab programme, which he had to follow whilst on tour and has to travel hundreds of miles back home after shows. As a result, touring is more arduous for him than normal."
Even the 3AM Girls aren't going to fall for that. Since he's been on his rehab programme for quite a while now, wouldn't he have been aware of this when he signed on for the gig?
Not to mention how it's a problem to play a gig at 10pm at the Millennium Dome in the east of London, but somehow his rehab programme lets him visit Amy Winehouse at four in the morning in the east of London.
Oh, and Mik Wittnall didn't show up, either. Was he also tired out by having his photo taken?