Pete Doherty thrown out of Thai rehab

The Libertines man was apparently a 'disruptive influence' on other patients

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty has been thrown out of rehab in Thailand, after claims that he was being a "disruptive influence" on other patients.

Doherty was attending the facility for heroin and crack cocaine addiction, but workers at The Cabin in Chiang Mai asked The Libertines man to leave after less than three weeks in the rehabilitation centre. The programme's director, Alastair Mordey said – via the Daily Mail:

Pete was discharged today for therapeutic reasons. It is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment programme for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery. Pete understands this and therefore the reasons behind why we have asked him to leave.


He continued: "Although our parting with Pete is amicable, we are of course disappointed to see him leave. We hope some of the things he has learnt here will help him in the future and look forward to the day when Pete decides to consider recovery again."

Doherty is understood to have left the facility, which costs £7,200 a month to attend, and is today (July 17) flying back to Heathrow. Over the past two years, less than a dozen patients have been asked to leave the centre.

The singer, who has battled drug addiction throughout the last decade, told NME that he was planning on heading to rehab in April. Doherty has been in and out of rehab over the years. After his release from prison when he was caught burgling bandmate Carl Barat's flat in 2003, he went to a clinic in Thailand but left after three days.

In 2006, he was bailed and ordered to stay in a rehab clinic in Southgate, north London after pleading guilty to five counts of possessing drugs. In 2007, he checked into Clouds House rehab clinic in Wiltshire for six weeks, but later relapsed.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Arcade Fire's Will Butler reveals new music in solo album trailer – watch
System Of A Down announce European tour to mark 100th anniversary of Armenia genocide
James Bay covers Alt-J's 'Left Hand Free' – watch
She And Him stream new album 'Classics'
TV On The Radio announce UK tour for February 2015
Noel Gallagher visits roller derby in 'Do The Damage' video – watch
Warpaint remix Daughter track 'Winter' – listen
Bob Geldof asks Band Aid fans to 'delete and download again' despite iTunes loophole
The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos sell for £180,000
AC/DC share video for 'Rock Or Bust' – watch
Sky Ferreira and boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith cover Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love song – watch
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leads French Band Aid recording but Daft Punk no longer involved
Today's new album releases: Eminem, Beyoncé, Coldplay and more
London venue Madame Jojo's closes following 'serious incident of disorder' and...
Foo Fighters sell their own Christmas jumpers
Bastille 'nearly fell over' when Bono asked for a picture at Band Aid 30 session, says...
Lorde performs 'Yellow Flicker Beat' at American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea beats Eminem...
Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl – watch
Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' goes straight to Number One with...
Lily Allen reveals she turned down invitation to record 'smug' Band Aid 30 single
James Blake hints that Kanye West will appear on his next album
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson perform 'Uptown Funk' on 'Saturday Night Live' –...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM