Tuesday, November 06, 2007
"Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has been captured on video injecting himself with heroin - just hours after claiming he was drug-free. The shocking footage, shot using a mobile phone, shows the Babyshambles frontman crouched on the floor holding a needle in his mouth. After staring into the camera, he starts 'cooking up' what is thought to be heroin and fills the syringe. The video then shows him injecting into his right tattooed arm and he slumps forward as the drugs start to kick in. A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "It's not the first time he's injected since he was supposed to have gone clean. "He may have got clean through rehab, but as soon as the temptation is put in front of him, he cannot help himself. It's so sad to see. He's been given so many chances and so many fresh starts and he just throws them all away." The clip was allegedly filmed at Doherty's home in Wiltshire, England, on Friday (02Nov07) after he returned from the MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany. At the ceremony, less than 24 hours before (01Nov07), he joked to a TV reporter he was "missing" hard drugs and has since confessed he is "in mourning" for his heroin addiction. Last week (ends02Nov07), Doherty, 28, narrowly avoided prison for drug and driving offences but was handed a two-year suspended sentence, an 18-month supervision order and a 12-month drug rehabilitation order."