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
Noel Gallagher focuses on "brilliant" new album at Royal Albert Hall
Charli XCX and Sophie collaboration previewed - watch
Beck's 'Morning Phase' goes silver in UK after selling 60,000 copies
Zayn Malik looks to go solo after being pictured in recording studio with Naughty Boy
Justin Bieber joins Ariana Grande onstage to perform 'All That Matters' live - watch
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore announces solo album 'MG' and shares 'Europa...
East 17's Brian Harvey discusses struggles with depression and mental illness
Alt-J album 'This Is All Yours' certified gold in the UK
Jessie Ware joins Nicki Minaj onstage in London to perform 'The Crying Game' - watch
Destiny's Child reunite to perform at Stellar Gospel Music Awards - watch
Def Jam rapper's manager killed in a car park after planning anti-violence initiatives
Selfie sticks banned at US festivals
Jamie xx and Four Tet join forces on BBC Radio 1 – listen now
Prince in legal battle after releasing former The Voice contestant's album for free
New Tupac music to get future release
Beastie Boy Ad-Rock avoids touching 'monster' fish on Jimmy Fallon show
Major Lazer: 'England doesn't like us for some reason'
Leon Bridges performs 'Better Man' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'...
T-Pain releases new mixtape 'The Iron Way'
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard covers Guided By Voices – watch
The Vaccines air four new songs in Nottingham
Footage from Kendrick Lamar's moving truck performance released as Reebok ad – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM