Singer Pete Doherty has left his drug rehab clinic in Thailand after apparently being cured of his heroin addiction. The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman is now recording new songs at a secret location in
The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman is now recording new songs at a secret location in Thailand.
In early December, two months into his treatment, Doherty is said to have relapsed, but he is now said to be free of drugs. As well as recording, he is planning more live performances. He is also launching a fund to assist other addicts to receive treatment at the British-run Hope Rehab Centre in Si Racha, on Thailand's east coast.
Doherty signed a deal with Virgin EMI in December, together with former bandmate Carl Barat. The deal will enable them to record the first new album by their band The Libertines for more than a decade, as well as appearing at the Reading Rock Festival in August this year.
Doherty's rehabilitation programme featured a combination of methadone, counselling, exercise and talking therapy. The rehab centre is run by recovering addict Simon Mott.
During Doherty's stay a fan attempted to send him heroin by post. "Pete has a hardcore of fans and followers and they are not all healthy minded," said Mott, in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.
Mott revealed that another fan tried to climb over the wall of the rehab centre to visit Doherty before being chased away. Furthermore, a client in the centre itself became so obsessed with Doherty that he had to be asked to leave and was later deported.
Mott stated that he had never known a client check into rehab with such a heavy heroin habit: Doherty was consuming 3.5g a day. Meanwhile, Doherty said that he believed drugs had undermined his creativity and stated he felt 'blessed' to have survived
Meanwhile, Doherty said that he believed drugs had undermined his creativity and stated he felt "blessed" to have survived addiction. Whether he will remain
Whether the singer will remain drug-free is unclear. He has been visiting rehab centres since 2004. During 2012 he was thrown out of another rehab centre in Thailand because staff considered him a "disruptive influence".