Rocker Pete Doherty asked to leave rehab

  • Rocker Pete Doherty, former frontman of the British band Babyshambles and a close friend of the late Amy Winehouse, has been asked to leave a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Thailand.

    "When someone is not ready to stop using, it is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment program for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery," said Alastair Mordey, director of The Cabin Chiang Mai clinic, in a statement issued on earlier in the week.

    Doherty, 33, has prominently featured in tabloids and gossip magazines for his high-profile relationships with model Kate Moss and friendship with Winehouse, who died last year after a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse.

    Doherty rose to fame in the 2000s with The Libertines, which later disbanded. He went on to form Babyshambles.