Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Doherty: He's so very, very sorry.

That smack apology in full:

"Peter Doherty would like to apologise to the medical staff, fans and wellwishers who have helped and encouraged his progress in fighting his addiction to heroin.

"His ongoing rehabilitation was a source of such pride to him that Peter and those closest to him thought that he was close to winning his personal battle with the drug. However, Peter sadly relapsed last week and is now looking to check himself back into a rehab clinic so that he can try to continue the hitherto excellent attempts he had made to break free of heroin.

"He realises that he has not only let himself down but has let down those who trusted and encouraged his efforts and he is filled with remorse for what he describes today as 'a stupid, stupid action for which I feel only shame'."

Oddly, though, this feeling of remorse only came after The Sun published video of him doing drugs on Tuesday, and not anytime before that. Presumably he spent the weekend not full of remorse then?

As Mr. Geerts, my old headmaster used to say: You're only sorry you got caught.

We also note Doherty's only "looking to" return to rehab.