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Pete Doherty in hospital after getting spiked by a hedgehog

LIBERTINES singer Pete Doherty is in hospital after getting spiked by a hedgehog.

The 40-year-old, also the frontman of the band Babyshambles, was walking his two Siberian huskies when one of them picked up a hedgehog in its jaws. 

As the rocker – who previously dated Kate Moss – tried to get the terrified hedgehog out of his pet’s mouth one of its spines got lodged in his finger. 

The singer, who lives in Margate, Kent, had to go to hospital to have the spike removed. 

It was revealed today by BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake, who appears on channel’s Afternoon Edition show.


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BBC: Nihal Arthanayake (Pic: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Pete was meant to be on the show. 

Nihal told listeners that movie star Kiefer Sutherland had been drafted in.

He said: “Pete Doherty is now in hospital having the infected hedgehog spine removed from his finger. 

“We wish Pete well because whatever has happened is serious enough that he has not been able to make it.”


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