“It’s all gone quiet on the Western Front,” he said to NME last week. “[Libertines drummer] Gary Powell, I believe, is playing drums for the New York Dolls again. I’ve not spoken to Carl recently. But I’m sure if there’s any gigs lined up I’ll be the first to know about it.”
Along with confirming the status of his relationship with BarÃƒ¢t, he also cemented his commitment to drugs, saying he would have to “lose a hand” before he could give up. He is still using heroin and crack cocaine, adding: “I don’t think it’s possible to sustain a healthy, for want of a better word, cocaine and heroin dependancy, and then call yourself healthy by any stretch of the imagination.”
Since The Libertines reformed in 2010 for performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, along with a one-off headline show, Babyshambles has been Doherty’s main focus, and they will be releasing a new album in September, with further tour announcements to follow.