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Pete Doherty ‘asked to leave’ Thai rehab

By | Published on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty has been asked to leave the Thai rehab facility he was admitted to just three weeks ago, with its staff citing disturbance to other patients as reason for the singer-songwriter’s early expulsion.

The Daily Mail quotes Programme Director Alastair Mordey as saying this of Doherty, who entered The Cabin in Chiang Mai voluntarily for chronic addiction to heroin and crack cocaine: “Pete was discharged today for therapeutic reasons. It is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment programme for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery. Pete understands this and therefore the reasons behind why we have asked him to leave”.

He goes on to add: “Although our parting with Pete is amicable, we are of course disappointed to see him leave. We hope some of the things he has learnt here will help him in the future and look forward to the day when Pete decides to consider recovery again”.