Pete Doherty has apologised to fans and those who helped him during rehab after a video emerged of him injecting heroin.

The video is said to have been filmed at his Wiltshire home last Friday despite Pete undergoing a six-week rehab programme earlier this autumn.

A statement released this afternoon through his band Babyshambles‘ record label reads: “Peter Doherty would like to apologize to the medical staff, fans and well-wishers who have helped and encouraged his progress in fighting his addiction to heroin.”

“His ongoing rehabilitation was a source of such pride to him that Peter and those closest to him thought that he was close to winning his personal battle with the drug. However, Peter sadly relapsed last week and is now looking to check himself back into a rehab clinic so that he can try to continue the hitherto excellent attempts he had made to break free of heroin.”

“He realizes that he has not only let himself down but has let down those who trusted and encouraged his efforts and he is filled with remorse for what he describes today as, ‘a stupid, stupid action for which I feel only shame’.”

Pete himself admitted earlier in the week that chances are “quite slim” that he’ll get through his two year suspended jail sentence without getting into trouble again.