In this report from Dailymail, Pete Doherty talks about how he was knee deep in sh** after his friend Amy Winehouse died.
“When she died I was knee-deep in s***”: Pete Doherty talks about grieving for Amy Winehouse and his songs about the tragic singer.
They were often seen out and about together, gracing the haunts of Camden Town with their rock ‘n’ roll presence.
But Pete Doherty has revealed that he feels cheated out of grieving for his friend Amy Winehouse, and wishes people knew that they were close.
And the singer also said he was saddened not to be invited to her funeral and not being there would have helped his grieving process.
Amy was just 27 when she died last July at her home in Camden from alcohol poisoning.
And in an exclusive interview with music magazine NME, Pete, 33, said he was in the same part of town on his own when he heard the news – and he wasn’t in a good way.
He said: “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***. 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.’
He wasn’t at her funeral, which was for close friends and family at Edgwarebury Lane cemetery in north London, something which he appears to be bitter about.
He said: “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 having a little sing-song and it was all good, you know?”
Talking to the magazine, Pete also admitted that he felt ‘ashamed’ for running away when friend Mark Blanco fell to his death from a balcony at a party Pete was attending in 2006.
He said: “can understand it and it does look dodgy. How ashamed do you think I am that I stepped over the body and legged it down the street? Ugh… (the film footage) made me feel sick, sick to the stomach. Completely ashamed. I’m stepping over a dying man… I was on bail at the time. I had pockets full of drugs.”
The full interview with Pete is in the new issue of NME on sale now
Pete Doherty was knee deep in sh** after his friend Amy Winehouse died. “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.”
The former Libertines star whose hits included Don’t Look Back Into The Sun, collapsed in 2004 when fellow frontman Carl Barat lost patience with Pete’s wayward behaviour as he battled drug problems.
Meanwhile, Doherty is re-inventing himself as an actor and will appear alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg in the big screen drama Confession of a Child of the Century later this year. Pete Doherty is now living in Paris.