Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Oh, Peter.....

Darling. You must stay away from camera phones. And ideally, smack.

Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek has spoken to NME.COM about Pete Doherty's recent drug relapse, explaining that the singer was "distraught" about the event.As previously reported on NME.COM, Doherty was filmed taking heroin on Friday (November 2).He said that the first thing that the singer did when the news broke was sort out a return visit to a drug rehab."He's distraught, he really is," explained Ficek. "But there's no point in dwelling on it - going back into rehab is exactly the way to deal with it."It's a small glitch in his recovery. People don't go into rehab after years of drug use then never dabble again. I support my friend and I hope it's a one-off. He's still in a great, great place and he's still in the best shape I've seen him."

and from Drew

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, bassist Drew McConnell applauded Doherty's self-made decision to seek professional help, and slammed the person who videoed his relapse. "We heard they [The Sun] were going to run a picture the day before, but I assumed it was going to be dug up old footage," McConnell said."When you've just come out of rehab and trying to stay clean with all your might, then some cunt comes round your house with a bag of stuff and a cameraphone, it must be hard to stop yourself."McConnell went on to explain that, despite Doherty's relapse, he was confident his bandmate could still make a full recovery. "He's more than capable of eventually being 100 per cent clean", he said."The guy needs professional help - the fact that he is seeking that help is a giant step in the right direction."

Say what you will about Pete, but the guy has some amazingly loyal bandmates.....

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