Pete Doherty Goes (Even More) Mental at UK Festival

Published: 2005-08-30
Former Libertines singer-guitarist and current Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has been nothing if not consistent in his uncanny ability to get himself into trouble. And, reprising his familiar role as a tabloid reporter's dream, Doherty got himself into hot water again this past weekend at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival in England.

The NME reported that, after smashing up the stage and tossing a guitar into the crowd to close his Sunday set, "Doherty walked into [fellow British band Razorlight]'s dressing roomÖand in an unprovoked attack headbutted Johnny Borrell," a former friend of Doherty's. "Johnny put Doherty on the floor and left the dressing room, at which point festival security escorted Doherty from the dressing room and back to his bus."

Just another day at the office for Doherty, whose recurring drug problems have seen him bounce in and out of jail and rehab over the past couple of years, while also destroying the Libertines and sabotaging a once promising career. Coupled with his high-profile romance (and subsequent break-up) with model Kate Moss, his troubles with illicit substances have made him a household name in the UK.

Borrell, a former heroin addict himself, has been critical of Doherty's open drug use in the past, lashing out at Doherty's perceived glorification of drug addiction.

No charges have been laid in the August 28th incidentÖyet.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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poor guy is heading for a downer. Tell him to go travelling, on his own, ruck sack around, be anonymous for a bit. worked for me. shame to let his talent die. i hope he lives forever x
Posted by: Anonymous on August 31, 2005
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