Carl Barat finds it ‘too difficult’ to watch Amy Winehouse documentary

The Libertines man says it's "fucking devastating" and still hard to get over her death

The Libertines star Carl Barat has revealed he’s still not been able to watch the 2015 documentary about the late Amy Winehouse.

Barat – who was close friends with Winehouse up until her death in July 2011 – claims he’s found it too difficult to watch Amy, which recently won a BAFTA for ‘Best Documentary’ at this year’s ceremony.

Speaking to The Mirror at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas, Barat confessed: “I’ve taped the Amy documentary.

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“We were all friends with Amy, it’s obviously fucking devastating and hard for us all to get over so I’ve not really been able to watch it yet.”

He added: “A lot of people have been affected by it as it brings back memories of the time and it’s quite a personal thing.”

Barat also commented on bandmate Pete Doherty‘s absence from last night’s ceremony, stating: “Pete is great, he’s all good and we’ve been happy. It’s had the best year of my life it’s been quite a blessing.”

The Libertines won two awards at last night’s ceremony, taking home Music Moment Of The Year and Best Fan Community.

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Barat and fellow member John Hassall also confirmed to NME that they have been working on new music.

“We’re just negotiating a new deal with Virgin at the moment [for] the new album,” Hassall said on the red carpet. “So it’s all looking good.”

It was also recently reported that Doherty will release his second solo LP later this year, the follow up to 2009 debut ‘Grace/ Wastelands’.

The album reportedly has the working title ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ and a single is expected to arrive in the spring.

‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is the name of a Winehouse tribute single Doherty released in 2015 with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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