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'Who cares!' Chris Evans reacts as Pete Doherty cancels radio show appearance last minute

Chris Evans, 56, shared his candid reaction with Virgin Radio listeners as he announced that Pete Doherty had cancelled his appearance on the show last minute.The radio presenter could not stop laughing as he told fans the Libertines star “can’t make it” to his interview.Pete has been promoting his memoir, A Likely Lad, which is set for release tomorrow.Unable to contain his laughter, Chris announced: “I’ve just been told, Pete Doherty can’t make it today.“All of a sudden - which is sort of what you want, to be honest.
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Ozzy Osbourne 'on the road to recovery' after major operation as Sharon issues update
Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, has issued an important update on the rock star's health following a major operation.She said the Black Sabbath star is now “on the road to recovery” as she took to social media to thank fans for their support.In view of her 2.3 million followers, Sharon expressed Ozzy’s family’s “gratitude” for the “love and support” sent to the musician ahead of his operation.She wrote: "Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy's surgery!“Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery!"Sharon concluded: “Your love means the world to him."Fans appeared to be relieved to receive the good news as they inundated the tweet’s replies with well-wishes.Jane25414674T said: “Wishing Ozzy a speedy recovery and sending lots of love and healing prayers.“Love to your family too xxx”ScottTa58290568 added: “I am relieved to hear that he is doing well and hopefully it well result in him continuing  to do what he enjoys.“As Ozzy would say ‘I LOVE YOU ALL’.”BobCarn54273276 tweeted: “Sharon, I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for seeing that light in OzzY and sharing him with us all.“He and his music have been with me since the 70s.
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Paul Heaton puts ‘cash behind the bar’ at 60 pubs to mark 60th birthday
Instead, Paul has now decided on the "next best way to celebrate” his big 6-0.The post featured a picture of the musician sipping a drink as he looked straight into the camera.He wrote: "To celebrate my 60th birthday (on Monday 9th May) I’d originally intended to do another bicycle tour, visiting & performing at 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland."However, due to recording delays caused by the pandemic, I’ve had to shelve these plans for the time being."Instead, I’ve decided that the next best way to celebrate this coming of age is to handpick 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland and put a given amount of money behind the bar of each one.“Then, both regulars and yourselves can enjoy a birthday drink on me (until the money runs out, or the bar runs dry!)"Paul went on to explain that his idea aimed to “bring people together” and also acknowledge those who have supported him throughout his career.He said: "The hope is to bring people together on the day, whilst recognising that many folk who bought my records or showed me support over the years, could do with a wee party, as we come out of Covid and hit potential financial struggles.“I’ll announce the full list of pubs and locations tomorrow, so if there’s one near you please head over on Monday, show your support and raise a toast to me on my birthday!"In a follow-up post, Paul prompted fans to share pictures of themselves having a toast in his honour.He penned: "It would be great to see photos of you all enjoying your free drinks and celebrations at each pub throughout the day!"Paul was born in Bromborough, Cheshire on May 9 in 1962.He formed the Housemartins in the early 1980s, with Stan Cullimore on guitar, Ted Key on bass and Hugh Whitaker on drums.The Housemartins released a
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Lily Collins laments 'end of an era' after watching dad Phil Collins' Genesis farewell
Phil Collins, 71, on social media as the legendary musician played his last show with Genesis. Fans of the Emily In Paris star were able to see a glimpse of the London show backstage after she uploaded some pictures from the O2 Arena.Lily, who boasts a huge 26 million followers on Instagram, hailed the performance as “the memory of a lifetime” as she thanked the rock band for “the memories''.The carousel featured a series of pictures and videos of the show, as well as two snaps of the actress sitting on top of a storage box branded “Genesis”.Lily captioned the post: ‘Tonite marks the end of an era.“To have witnessed this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I shall hold in my heart forever.“Endlessly grateful doesn’t begin to do it justice.“So much love was left on that O2 stage and an even bigger amount shared between an audience who didn’t want it to end.” (sic)Lily concluded: “Thank you @genesis_band for the memories, thank you dad for being such an inspiration and thank you @nic_collins for making me the proudest sister there is.“50 years of songs later and still generations more to celebrate you long after this tour has finished…”Fans of the musician replied to Lily’s lengthy statement by also gushing over the musician’s legacy.Collinandchase penned: “Your father will always be my forever musician of all!“To the point where my oldest son was named after him!!“So happy I was able to go to his concert in Long Island late last year!! He will always be the BEST!!!”Dino.massimo typed: “Thank you Phil for the last ~30 Years in my Life.“I will carry so many memories with me!”Michaelwoloszynowicz said: “One of the great bands in the world.
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Martin Kemp's wife Shirlie left 'in tears' as she looks back on pair's early separation
Martin and Shirlie Kemp are set to release their album In The Swing Of It this month.The pair have spoken about their tough time apart back when Martin was away on tour, and detailed the romantic way they stayed in touch. The pair revealed that they once romanced each other through the magic of postcards, which is worlds away from the dating apps and Instagram DMs of today.Martin, 60, was first introduced to Shirlie, 59, by late pop icon George Michael, who was her old school pal.While the couple’s relationship has stood the test of time, they admitted that it wasn’t always easy. “I was away a lot on tour,” the Spandau Ballet star remembered.“There were no mobile phones, and you couldn't use a hotel phone because it would cost you a fortune. “The only form of contact was postcards, ridiculous when you think of it really,” he reflected during his interview with the Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine.Shirlie even admitted she had kept the postcards from Martin, proving that romance certainly isn’t dead.“I'm not sure I sent any – it was a very Martin thing – but I'm in tears when I read them now,” she confessed.Shirlie revealed Martin also sent postcards to her parents, asking them to tell her how much he missed her.She added that it was "upsetting" now, because she had lost her parents since. In his new BBC series, Rock Till We Drop, Martin and grime artist Lady Leshurr take on mentoring duties for amateur musicians aged 64 and over who will form a band with the aim of performing at the Isle of Wight festival.Speaking about Rock Till We Drop, Martin said: “I loved the driving force behind the show, because it’s so heart-warming: to help people realise a dream that they’d all but given up on and put them on stage in front of
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Libertines frontman Pete Doherty in need of ‘immediate medical treatment’ while on tour
Pete Doherty required “immediate” medical treatment after the musician became ill whilst on tour.The star has been forced to cancel his upcoming gigs, which were due to take place this weekend.Pete, 42, is best known as the frontman for English rock band The Libertines, alongside fellow vocalist and guitar player Carl Barât, 43.The singer has had no choice but to cancel his upcoming gigs, as he remains under “close observation” from doctors.Pete fell ill while on tour, suffering from a high fever and shortness of breath.Despite his worrying symptoms, the diagnosis of COVID-19 was ruled out after the star tested negative for the virus.A statement released on Pete’s behalf revealed that the musician has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection.Due to his continued health battle, a number of his shows around the UK have been cancelledWhile Pete’s fans might be disappointed by this outcome, it was made clear that the decision was “not taken lightly”, but that doctors told the singer not perform “under any circumstances”.The Libertines, who are in the middle of their rescheduled ‘Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour’, took to Instagram yesterday to share the news.The statement read: “A doctor has been called to assess Peter's condition tonight after he developed a high fever and shortness of breath.“Thankfully, he has tested negative for COVID-19, but has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection which requires immediate treatment.“Unfortunately, he [Pete] has been advised not to perform tonight under any circumstances, which was not a decision taken lightly, and he remained under close observation with the doctor.“Further updates tomorrow afternoon with regard to the weekend’s show.”The Libertines had been scheduled to perform at
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