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Pete Doherty in Thai drug clinic

By | Published on Thursday 28 June 2012

Pete Doherty

The list of Pete Doherty’s past CMU appearances makes for dispiriting reading, and appears even more dismal now that the troubled former Libertine has once again entered a Thai rehab facility for his longstanding addiction to crack cocaine and heroin. This has meant that his bookings at T In The Park, the Czech Republic’s Rock For People and Portugal’s Super Bock Super Rock have now been cancelled.

The singer-songwriter has, of course, faced various criminal charges for his prolonged drug use over the years, and was last year jailed over cocaine charges, after being found in possession of the drug following the untimely death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead the previous year.

In 2004, he quit another detox course at Thailand’s famed Thamkrabok Monastery after just three days, and despite also spending time in drug clinics in 2006 and 2007, has continued to relapse. Doherty now resides at The Cabin in Chiang Mai (a facility counting Michael Barrymore amongst its previous patients), and is said to be following a “tailored exercise programme including yoga and pursuits such as elephant trekking”.

A statement written on Doherty’s behalf reads: “Peter has left the building, well not quite, more the country, on his way to rehab in Thailand. He left Heathrow last night and will have arrived in Thailand this morning. We wish him well. He has plans to continue working on his new songs for the album which is eagerly awaited”.