Since Pete Doherty checked himself into a Portugal drug rehabilitation center a few weeks ago, very little scandal has come his way, but alas, he has fled the rehab facility and come to roost within cocaine coup once again.
Pete and his band, Babyshambles, stumbled into Sweden for a gig at the Hultsfred rock festival, but they arrived a few hours late for their set, as heroin chic fashion requires that one wait until 2:30 am to commence a rock concert. Doherty had been so completely drugged up that he had to be pushed in a wheelchair through the airport. Pete started stuttering, fell out of the wheelchair, and proceeded to crawl around aimlessly. When a fan wanted to immortalize his chance encounter, our anti-hero became irritable, and according to the fan, “When I took a picture he gave me the finger and said ‘You have to pay to take my picture‘.” Since Doherty was behaving like a jackass, the customs officers performed an extended search of his luggage. After some time, Pete was finally smuggled out to his private plane.
Once onstage, Pete apologized explained his lateness with an obscene gesture and a further declaration, “The Swedish customs can fuck off.” The wee hours soon saw Pete rolling around on the stage floor. Soon the band threw their instruments into the crowd, and Pete tossed himself out into the human ether as well. The Sun reported that “One girl was bleeding from broken glass on the floor. She went ballistic and Doherty started lashing out at people trying to sort the situation out.” The concert ended with Doherty in Swedish police custody, testing positive for cocaine, and being fined by police.
In other coke-whoring news, Kate Moss has wisely backed out of a deal to “write” a tell-all book about her past drug use and relationship with Pete. It would appear that she would rather return to sauntering down the runway, since it’s much easier to stare vacantly into space and make millions than to do so by writing an entire book.