'Babyshambles' frontman Pete Doherty nearly lost his arm after contracting an infection in the limb last year.
He has revealed that he had to cancel a number of concerts last December, after being hospitalised with an arm injury.
While not much was divulged about his condition at the time, Doherty has now spoken out about the drastic surgery he had to undergo.
"It was an infection. The doctor said one more day and I'd have needed it off. I'm fine now, but it was really bad for a few days," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.