Pete Doherty Talks About Amy Winehouse Death
Troubled rocker reveals the effect his friend's tragic fate had on him...
The troubled former Libertines rocker, who has apparently now ditched his notorious drug habit, was brutally honest about the effect Amy's death had on him.
He told the NME: "When Amy died I was sat in a room, a matchbox room in Camden Town, not able to leave, basically wallowing in my own filth. Literally knee-deep in s**t. Literally not able to move.
"I couldn't speak. I couldn't see anyone. I couldn't pick up the guitar, and when I did pick up the guitar it was woeful ballads about how Amy wouldn't be coming round tonight. It wasn't a very inspiring time."
Pete and Amy were good friends and part of the same Camden-centric set. They shared numerous debauched nights out - with video footage of them looking visibly refreshed and babbling about baby mice finding its way onto the internet after one night.
He continued: "I think she would have wanted me at the funeral. It's a personal feeling of grief I've never had a chance to see through. I'm made to feel like I'm not her friend, which I was.
"She came to The Libertines' gig at The Forum. That was one of the last nights we spent together. We came back to the hotel and she stayed all night. At one point it was me, her and Carl [Barat] having a little sing-song and it was all good, you know?"
The full interview is featured in this week's NME.