The reasons behind Pete Doherty’s sudden return from Thailand at the start of the month and his admittance to rehab earlier this week are now a lot clearer: a video has emerged showing the Babyshambles frontman injecting himself with cocaine just days after his commitment ceremony to Kate Moss.
The Sun has published a series of photos from the video that show Pete surrounded by drugs paraphernalia and injecting himself while on the phone to someone, believed to be Kate Moss.
According to the newspaper, the video was filmed in a hostel room by Australian backpacker Jess Lea. Jess had spotted Pete at a chemist’s where he was buying needles and syringes and she invited him up to the room she shared with two female friends.
Jess has revealed she saw Pete injecting himself three times between 1.30am-4am: “It was a bit mind-blowing. He asked us if we minded. Initially we were like, ‘OK, go for it’, but as time went on we began to get nervous.”
Pete then asked to use Jess’s phone to call Kate: “Pete kept telling us Kate was paranoid and wanted to know where he was and who the girls he was with were. He kept telling her there were no girls.”
“She did seem quite p*ssed off, with him constantly pleading, ‘What’s wrong? I love you.’ After one conversation his mood changed. He was quite upset.”
Eventually Jess tried to encourage Pete to go back to his villa but he couldn’t remember where he was staying: “He knew it was near a club called the Bob Marley café on the other side of Patong beach so we decided to take him there.”
“When we got him downstairs, he asked the man on reception where he could score some heroin. Then he went up to every taxi driver asking if they could score him some drugs.”
“I sent Kate a text reading, ‘Dropped Peter off at the Bob Marley café. He’s a bit out of sorts’. That’s the last we saw of him.”
Pete arrived back in the UK earlier than expected after the New Year’s break, blaming Kate’s annoyance at a fight with a taxi driver.