CMU reports about the Libertine-frontman drug saga.
The Libertines’ Pete Doherty is back in rehab, this time in France. Following his announcement last week that he was heading to Paris with his girlfriend in a bid to kick his drug addiction, a spokesman for the band yesterday told the NME that his mother has taken him to a French rehab clinic to see if they can succeed where London’s The Priory failed.
It seems The Libertines will be performing without Doherty again for the time being. The singer has once again said his relationship with co-frontman Carl Barat is in pieces, saying: “I feel like I’m seeking the ghost of a former friendship but Carl gave up on me years ago. He did come to see me in The Priory but I hardly remember his visit. If (Carl) comes and grabs me by the hand, maybe we can reclaim the empire together. But for now I’m out of the band. Surely no one wants to see me trapped in this cage that is only making me miserable.”
No word yet on if The Libertines forthcoming gigs – including their performance at this weekend anti-racism Unity Festival – is effected by the fallout. As we write the band’s website is still down.