Star's 2011 passing hit him hard, as he reveals in new interview
michael baggs
14:03 4th April 2012

Pete Doherty has spoken about the death of Amy Winehouse and how it affected him.

Amy and the former Libertines frontman had a dangerous relationship and it was well known that Amy's family did not approve of her spending time with him. Nevertheless, the pair were close and Pete has opened up to NME this week about what the immediate effects of her passing were like for him.

"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 shit. Literally not able to move. I couldn't speak. I couldn't see anyone." he told the magazine.

Adding: "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."

Speaking about the last time he saw Amy before her death, Pete continues: "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?"

Meanwhile, Doherty is re-inventing himself as an actor (whilst continuing as a musician) and will appear alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg in the big screen drama Confession of a Child of the Century later this year.