Pete Doherty Speaks Out About Amy Winehouse's Death
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:24:43
Former Libertines member and ex-boyfriend of Kate Moss, that disheveled rocker known as Pete Doherty, spoke to the NME about his reactions to Amy Winehouse's death and the fact that he was denied access to her funeral.
Doherty, who has battled addiction throughout his life, and in public, like Winehouse, now lives in France. He said, "When Amy died I was sat in a matchbox room in Camden Town, not able to leave, basically wallowing in my own filth. Literally knee-deep in shit. Literally not able to move. I couldn't speak, I couldn't see anyone, I couldn't pick up the guitar and when I did pick up the guitar it was woeful ballads about how Amy wouldn't be coming round tonight. It wasn't a very inspiring time."
He was not allowed to mourn the singer with friends and family since her father Mitch banned him from attending the funeral.
Doherty said, "I think she would have wanted me at her funeral. It's a personal feeling of grief I've never had the chance to see through. I'm made to feel that I'm not her friend, which I was. She came to the Libertines' gig at the forum. We came back to the hotel and she stayed all night. At one point it was me, her and Carl having a little sing-song." The former Libertines singer also opened up about Mitch Winehouse throwing him out of the singer's hotel room, after deeming him a bad influence on her."
He also shared, "I remember one time she was due to play at the Apollo in Hammersmith, she said: 'I saw you and Babyshambles play last week. I'll show you a real gig, come to my hotel room.' Her dad turned up at the hotel and told me 'You've got to go'."
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