British rocker and actor Pete Doherty was asked to leave a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand, because rehab officials said he “was not ready to stop using.”
The ex-frontman for British band Babyshambles was discharged on Tuesday for “therapeutic reasons,” the clinic said in a statement issued this week.
Doherty has struggled for years with drug abuse and was a close friend of the late singer Amy Winehouse, who died of accidental alcohol poisoning last July.
The Cabin clinic is a high-end centre located in the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Doherty, 33, completed only three weeks of his month-long stay.
He has been a fixture in British tabloids in recent years for his music career and high-profile relationship with model Kate Moss.
Doherty has a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
He rose to fame in the 2000s with The Libertines, which later disbanded. He went on to form Babyshambles.
He appears in this year’s Confession of a Child of the Century, which screened at Cannes.