Babyshambles frontman Peter Doherty has revealed to Elle magazine the depths of his much publicised troubles, telling the magazine he tried to commit suicide earlier in the year.
“I had this bash in Paris and it was an absolute disgrace. I just made a bit of an idiot out of myself,” he said. “I don’t even know exactly what happened but I ended up trying to throw myself off the top of the hotel. I wasn’t happy at all about being 30.”
“I went through a bottle of vodka. They presented me with this cake and I pushed it in the chef’s face who’d just made it for me. Then the chef and the security guards were chasing me around. I think I escaped unscathed.”
As well as fronting Babyshambles and releasing a new solo album this year, Doherty has made no secret of his desire to reform The Libertines, and recently told the NME he would reform the band to headline a festival next year, saying if fellow ex-bandmate Carl Barat refused to rejoin he would ‘place an ad to find a lookalike’.