Doherty thrown out of Thai rehab

British actor Pete Doherty arrives for the screening of "Confession of a Child of the...

British actor Pete Doherty arrives for the screening of "Confession of a Child of the Century" presented in the Un Certain Regard selection at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 20, 2012 in Cannes. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP)

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Actor-musician Pete Doherty has been thrown out of a rehabilitation unit in Thailand, just weeks after starting intensive treatment to beat his long-running drug addiction.

The former Libertines frontman, who has battled heroin and crack cocaine addiction for ten years, checked into The Cabin in Chiang Mai at the end of June and was escorted by his manager Andy Boyd.

However, just three weeks into treatment Doherty has been asked to leave, amid reports he was disrupting fellow patients.

Speaking of the decision to remove the rocker from the program, director Alastair Mordey tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Pete was discharged today for therapeutic reasons.

"It is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment program for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery," he said. "Pete understands this and therefore the reasons behind why we have asked him to leave.

"Although our parting with Pete is amicable, we are of course disappointed to see him leave," Mordey added. "We hope some of the things he has learnt here will help him in the future and look forward to the day when Pete decides to consider recovery again."

It's the star's latest failed rehab attempt. He spent six weeks at Clouds House in Salisbury, England in 2007 but relapsed two months later, and has also undergone several stints at The Priory in London.


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