Pete Doherty has talked of getting clean for his Bataclan concert, which took place last month (November 16).
Last November, 89 people were killed during an Eagles Of Death Metal show at the venue, one of a series of attacks around the French capital. Following the attacks, the venue organisers issued a statement last year saying: “It will reopen, no question about it. Hearts will be heavy for a few months, a few years. But we will reopen. We will not surrender.”
The venue was officially reopened by Sting, with The Libertines frontman Doherty playing the first of two shows last month (November 16 and 17). In a new interview with Channel 4 News, Doherty talks of his decision to play the gig “clean”. Doherty told Krishnan Guru-Murthy: “Yeah I had to do the Bataclan clean. I had to get clean for the Batclan, because enough is enough.” You can see the interview below.
"Paris is probably one of the few things I would be happy to die for, along with love and QPR."Peter Doherty talks about reopening the Bataclan and his struggle with drug addiction
Posted by Channel 4 News on Thursday, December 8, 2016
The Libertines frontman also discussed his decision to continue his sobriety at his London show this week, revealing: “And I thought f**k it i’ll do London clean, and see what happens there, because I’ve had some amazing nights here, but I can’t really remember any of them.
“So I’d like to face the British crowd actually clean and start something new in my life.” Discussing how he’s was “no longer opiate dependent” after four or five days cold turkey in Argentina, Doherty said: “Something just clicked. You should see my feet now, they’re lovely.” He added: “I need to go and see my mum and dad clean and I need to do some music clean.”
When asked about whether he’d keep making music with The Libertines, he said: “The Libertines is a lifelong trip with very dear friends, that for one reason or another will never end.”