Babyshambles singer reunites with army father

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty has said he’s at “a turning point” in his battle against drug addiction.

The singer said that he has been reconciled with his estranged father after three years apart.

He is now living in Wiltshire after spending time in a rehab centre there.

Doherty told BBC Radio 4’s ’Front Row’ programme: “In the last eight years, I’ve never been that long without drugs. I’m not going to lie and say it’s not a struggle, because it is. But, in a way, I’m quite proud to be able to admit it, particularly for my mum and dad.

“I’m quietly confident, but there’s an underdog feeling about it still. These last few months have been a turning point.”

Part of his treatment included family therapy which saw him reunited with his father, Army officer Peter Snr.

The singer said: “He came in for some family therapy, which is a miracle in itself. It was an emotional time, to be honest.”

Doherty denied a newspaper story that his cat had tested positive for cocaine, and said that access to the media was restricted.

He told BBC News: “The papers are intercepted. Sometimes I’d pick up The Daily Mirror, but there’d be a page missing.”