PETE LIBERTINE BACK IN REHAB

The star is in a clinic in France...

PETE DOHERTY is back in rehab in France.

Last week the guitarist, who has spent some of the last month in The Priory in a fresh attempt to kick his drug addiction, said he plans to go to France with his girlfriend to beat the drugs. He claimed that being in rehab wasn’t helping.

A spokesperson for Libertines told NME.COM that his mother took him to a clinic over the channel.

The announcement comes at a time when those close the star were getting increasingly concerned for his health.

Last Friday (May 28) he gave an interview to a tabloid newspaper in which he said he was leaving the band, and that his relationship with Carl Barat was falling to pieces.

He said: “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.”

However, Pete said that there’s still hope for The Libertines, who have finished their second album and are due to tour later this month including a selection of festival appearances across the country.

He said: “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.”

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