Carl Barat still worried about Pete Doherty’s battles with addiction


Carl Barat is refusing to look any further ahead than the release of The Libertines‘ comeback album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth‘ next month, and has admitted he retains concerns about his bandmate Pete Doherty‘s battles with addiction.

“I don’t know, I don’t really think outside of my head for more than 40 seconds at the moment,” Barat told NME. “It’s for good reason, really. I don’t want to jinx it by making plans.”

The second Libertines live return since their split in 2004 of last summer has ultimately resulted in a follow-up to that year’s self-titled album as Doherty undertook a sustained period of abstinence in Thailand.

“I don’t worry about the health, just the addiction,” Barat continued on Doherty’s problems.

“With or without a drugs counsellor, I worry about what it is that makes a person go to the dark place. That’s addiction – it’s very cut and dry. A lot of people don’t really understand addiction. Am I worried about addiction? Yeah.”

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