Pete Doherty on Amy Winehouse's tragic death: "I’m made to feel like I’m not her friend, which I was"
Pete Doherty has given an exclusive interview to the NME about his relationship with the late Amy Winehouse and revealed that it saddens him to think that people don't realise how close they really were.
"When Amy died I was sat in a room, a matchbox room in Camden Town not able to leave, basically wallowing in my own filth. Literally knee-deep in s***. Literally not able to move."
"I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t see anyone, I couldn’t pick up the guitar, and when I did pick up the guitar it was woeful ballads about how Amy wouldn’t be coming round tonight. It wasn’t a very inspiring time."
He also admitted that not attending her funeral has almost stopped him from being able to grieve for her properly, adding:
"I think she would have wanted me at the funeral. It’s a personal feeling of grief I’ve never had a chance to see through. I’m made to feel like I’m not her friend, which I was."
"She came to The Libertines’ gig at the Forum. That was one of the last nights we spent together. We came back to the hotel and she stayed all night. At one point it was me, her and Carl having a little sing-song and it was all good, you know?"
Watch Doherty discuss Winehouse and his cover of her hit 'Tears Dry On Their Own' from last year's Reading and Leeds Festival below:
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