So the reason Pete Doherty checked into rehab earlier this week -- with his girlfriend Kate Moss by his side (snooze!) -- is because Pete knew that new footage of him shooting up coke was about to hit the ‘net.
Two days after Pete and Kate had their “spiritual wedding” in Thailand on New Year's Day, Petey hooked up with some tourists and went back to their room in a dingy youth hostel to shoot up. The girls -- real sweethearts -- taped the whole incident and sold the footage to The Sun. So you can actually watch the musician sitting on a bed getting his needle on -- over and over. In one shot he is reportedly on the phone with Kate telling her everything was "fine" and that he loved her.
This is just another sad chapter in the ongoing love affair of two of the UK's most popular personalities. But I've written the same stories about him week after week -- arrested! fight! relapse! arrested! fight! relapse! -- that I'm growing tired of it and wonder how these headlines can actually be called "news" anymore when they're daily occurrences.
I may have to retire my Pete and Kate stories for a now. I just can’t stand him now. Apparently Kate can't either. Another report says she's distancing herself from him right now to save her career. I guess the whole "stand by your man" thing isn't as easy when your man is a crackhead.
Video: Pete Shoots Up