Pete Doherty plans spell in rehab
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Libertines star Pete Doherty said he has “a long way to go” before he gets off drugs but is planning to enter rehab later this month. .
The rocker, well known for his brushes with the law over his alcohol and drug-fuelled lifestyle, told the NME he was "on the right track".
He said: "You have to reach an all-time low apparently. Before you truly surrender."
Asked if he had reached that point, he said: "No, no. I've got a long way to go."
Doherty, who recently starred in a film with Charlotte Gainsbourg, said his relationship with the actress fell apart after four days when she followed him to the UK.
He said: "I think the lifestyle I was living at the time, she wasn't accustomed to."
The singer-songwriter said he had swapped song ideas with fellow Libertine Carl Barat over email and added that he planned to go into rehab "at the end of April".
The Libertines, whose hits included Don't Look Back Into The Sun, collapsed in 2004 when Barat lost patience with Doherty's wayward behaviour as he battled drug problems.
They reunited in 2010 for a series of gigs but have since gone their separate ways, with Doherty now living in Paris.
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Latest in News
French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
Ten best places to live in the UK: Hart in Hampshire takes top spot
Winter Solstice marks shortest day of the year
Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow attends Justin Bieber Believe premiere
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Scientists ‘incredibly concerned’ for fate of banana as plagues and fungus infections spread across world’s supplies
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- < Previous
- Next >
£22800 - £33600 per annum: Randstad Education Manchester Secondary: Geography ...
Competitive: Nielsen: We are seeking an enthusiastic intern with a passionate ...
£23 - £30 per hour: Morgan Hunt: A fantastic opportunity has arisen within a c...