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Pete Doherty almost lost his FEET because of drugs as he credits musician for helping him quit


‘That’s what happens when you run out of veins’: Pete Doherty admits he almost lost his FEET because of chronic addiction to crack and heroin

Pete Doherty has revealed that he almost lost his feet because of drugs.

The Libertines frontman, 43, who has now been clean for more than two years, explained that ‘it was very close’ because of the injecting and that he had ‘run out of veins’.

The Can’t Stand Me Now hitmaker also credited musician Frédéric Lo for helping him quit drugs as the duo released an album called The Fantasy Life of Poetry And Crime last week.

Addiction: Pete Doherty has revealed that he almost lost his feet because of drugs (pictured in 2006 during Babyshambles in Concert at Dirty South)

Addiction: Pete Doherty has revealed that he almost lost his feet because of drugs (pictured in 2006 during Babyshambles in Concert at Dirty South)

Pete described how Frédéric played a song named Inutile Et Hors D’usage, which means ‘Useless and all used up’, to him in his new home in rural France in early 2020.

‘I got really emotional when he played it to me, it really hit home. I was giving up hard drugs and feeling f***ed really. The best way to describe it for me is like being hit by a bus,’ Pete told The Mirror. 

Speaking about his feet, the singer said: ‘I was really pushing the limits. There were a few close calls really. I nearly lost my feet and horrible things like that.

‘It was very close, just because of the injecting. That’s what happens when you run out of veins. It all seems so long ago now though but it was a hell of a ride.’ 

Clean: The Libertines frontman, 43, who has now been clean for more than two years, explained that 'it was very close' because of the injecting and that he had 'run out of veins' (pictured in 2016 at O2 Academy Brixton)

Clean: The Libertines frontman, 43, who has now been clean for more than two years, explained that ‘it was very close’ because of the injecting and that he had ‘run out of veins’ (pictured in 2016 at O2 Academy Brixton)

'Hit by a bus': The Can't Stand Me Now hitmaker also credited musician Frédéric Lo for helping him quit drugs as the duo released an album called The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime last week (pictured in Milan in 2019)

‘Hit by a bus’: The Can’t Stand Me Now hitmaker also credited musician Frédéric Lo for helping him quit drugs as the duo released an album called The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime last week (pictured in Milan in 2019)

Last month, Pete was forced to cancel upcoming The Libertines gigs after suffering from a high fever and shortness of breath.

A statement posted to his Instagram on Thursday told fans a doctor was called and the star had been diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

The band was due to perform in Bristol that evening only to be forced to cancel at the last minute due to the singer needing ‘immediate treatment’.

'Useless and all used up': Pete described how Frédéric played a song named Inutile Et Hors D'usage, which means 'Useless and all used up', to him in his new home in rural France in early 2020

‘Useless and all used up’: Pete described how Frédéric played a song named Inutile Et Hors D’usage, which means ‘Useless and all used up’, to him in his new home in rural France in early 2020

The statement read: ‘A doctor has been called to assess Peter’s condition tonight after he developed a high fever and shortness of breath’. 

‘Thankfully, he has tested negative for COVID-19, but has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection which requires immediate treatment’.

The statement went on to apologise to fans after they cancelled the show on doctors orders. 

Ill: Last month, Pete was forced to cancel upcoming The Libertines gigs after suffering from a high fever and shortness of breath (pictured in 2021)

Ill: Last month, Pete was forced to cancel upcoming The Libertines gigs after suffering from a high fever and shortness of breath (pictured in 2021)

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