PETE Doherty has broken down as he relives the heartbreaking moment he was “kicked out” of The Libertines.
The 44-year-old rocker sat down with Louis Theroux in a casual interview on BBC Two last night.
The singer recalled his “honeymoon with crack and heroin” which led to him being “kicked out” of the band.
Pete told how he broke into his bandmate Carl Barât’s apartment in a desperate attempt to stay with the Libertines, but he wasn’t home.
In the latest documentary, Pete told Louis: “They did these gigs without me, they did Glastonbury without me and I went.” [to his home] Begging him, saying, “I know you’re worried about the drugs, but please don’t go on without me.”
He added: “I acted really stupid and made some videos and stuff.”
Carl described how Pete’s increasing addiction resulted in his inability to meet the band’s schedule and commitments.
His mate said: “People kept saying to me, ‘Your friend is unraveling, he needs help’, ‘You can’t let him do that’, ‘You can’t let him do that’, but you have “saw the man.”, he is a law unto himself.
“But I knew I had to keep the band together and I knew we had these obligations and Pete was running around with this new crew and I felt like he was getting away from me.”
“I felt like I was breaking our bond, our pack, everything we swore together, and even though Pete says he was kicked out of the band, that was never the case, but of course he didn’t see that so.”
“It was really quite heartbreaking, both romantics, and there’s just a hell of a lot you can do about it.”
The couple, who have since mended their relationship, were later seen hugging during the episode.
Through successive stints in rehab, Pete managed to overcome his £200 addiction to heroin and crack and has reportedly been clean for three years.
In September, he was pictured on a trip with his baby daughter Billie-May, who he shares with wife Katia de Vidas.
He has an older son and daughter from two other women.
The setting for the interview with Theroux was the musician’s home in France, where he has settled with his family.
Doherty moved there around 2020 to escape the vices of his earlier days and swap them for the peaceful, idyllic lifestyle of Normandy.
However, the quintessentially French region is littered with irresistible fromargies and is where the rock star famously “swapped crack for Camembert.”
Doherty told the Guardian that he woke up most mornings with “Comté on toast”, it was a shameful new “addiction”.