PETE Doherty listens to his late friend Amy Winehouse’s music “most days”.
The Libertines singer – who has had his own well-documented struggle with drug addiction – finds it hard to talk about the untimely deaths of his pals, including the ‘Back to Black’ singer, who succumbed to alcohol poisoning in July 2011, aged 27, and Alan Wass, who passed away following an injection of heroin, but they are always in his thoughts.
He told Politicalite “It’s quite difficult for me to talk about.
“Both Amy and Alan Wass, I listen to their music most days. So, I do think about it all, but I’d rather not just say offhand comments. My heart breaks when I think about some things and this is just one of them.”
Pete’s battle to overcome his addictions and get clean has been documented in new film ‘Stranger In My Own Skin’, which was made over several years by his wife Katia de Vidas.
The ‘Don’t Look Back Into the Sun’ singer who infamously dated supermodel Kate Moss admitted that he “feels lucky” to still be alive himself.
He said: “It’s taken some absolutely unearthly skills for me to be standing here.
“Well, not standing, but slouching.”
“I think I’ve been pretty on my toes, to be honest, dodging bullets. I’m full of holes but the bones are just about holding together. I’m battle-scarred and stumbling, but still here.”
Meanwhile, Pete’s bandmate, Carl Barat, admitted he has always done his best to be “supportive and understanding” towards his friend, but things were complicated by his own mental health struggles.
He said: “I’ve had a lifelong battle with depression of my own, to be honest with you.
“Pete’s problems didn’t help, but I always did my best to be supportive and understanding because we all have these problems and were never able to name them.
“Whether it’s depression or addiction, but I’ve had a lot of chaos and my own problems.”