Friday, May 28, 2004

"Addict Pete Quits Libertines"

Peter Tells All To The Sun:

LIBERTINES star PETE DOHERTY has quit the band, I can exclusively reveal. He dropped the bombshell after I tracked the missing star down to his London hideout.In a frank and emotional interview, Pete - who is clearly still addicted to hard drugs after quitting The Priory last weekend - told how he was turning his back on The Libertines. In tears, he said: "I'm heading to Paris to escape with my girlfriend Irene. "She's the one person who understands me. She will help me give up the crack pipe. "I couldn't do that in The Priory. I was barely aware of what was going on in there. "All these visitors were coming in to see me and saying they were my family and my sisters - but really they weren't. "I want to clean up but it's something I have to do on my own terms." Pete, who had all his worldly possessions packed up ready to leave when I spoke to him, had been in hiding for most of the past week. Not even family or friends knew his whereabouts. Even though he was dressed immaculately in a suit, fedora, cravat and polished brown brogues, the talented guitarist/songwriter still cut a lonely figure.