Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Doherty: He might not be clean, but he's good

Pete Doherty's ability to satisfy London's magistrates continues, with Judge McIvor praising him for being bothered to turn up to find out his case reviews turn out:

The musician was 30 minutes late for the hearing, but Judge McIvor told him: "There's no obligation for you to turn up to the reviews.

"The fact you've turned up shows co-operation - more than co-operation - and there is no risk of you breaching this order."

So, is Pete clean?

Apparently not, but... oh, he so wants to be:
"I'm quite keen to show a negative test as soon as possible," the 28-year-old told the court.

It's a little bit like Nick Cotton, isn't it? "I'm gonna get clean for ya, maaa..."

Of course, if Doherty's in as much financial trouble as he's supposed to be, he might have no option as his supplies will dry up anyway.

[UPDATE]
CNN had a more detailed report, in which he implies that it's the love and support of Carl Barat which may have saved him (for this week, at least):
Rocker Pete Doherty said Wednesday that people close to him are insisting that he kick his addiction to drugs.

"The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," the Babyshambles frontman said at a court appearance to review his progress in complying with a treatment order.

"A lot has changed in the past week," Doherty added.

In the last week, of course, he reunited on stage with Carl. We're sure it won't be in any way galling to Kate that a year of her life, and two spells of rehab on her money isn't a patch on a sing-song with his former best mate.


2 comments:

karlt said...

Much as I applaud Judge Mc Ivor's refreshingly enlightened approach to drugs sentencing, you have to wonder whether she's got "I heart Pete" stenciled onto her pencil case.

Claire said...

Come on, Simon. 'Former best mate'? Eternal love of his life, more like. You know that.

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