Libertines Frontman Helping Elephant Sanctuary To Stay Off Drugs

Pete Doherty is working at an elephant sanctuary. The English musician, and best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, who has frequently-publicised drug addictions is dong this to stay from drugs. He is from Hexham, Northumberland and the son of a nurse and a major in the British Army and he has been at a Thailand centre giving a helping hand since finishing off his heroin addiction treatment in the country at the Hope Rehab Center in December.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source explained: “Pete helps them to clean and feed the elephants every day.

“He’s not even bothered about dealing with their dung.

“He just loves being around them and says they’re helping him enormously with his recovery.”

Pete’s creative mind has also been in full swing since working with the Thai elephants, as he’s penned several tracks whilst sitting next to the animals as they sleep.

“Pete stays up with them at night and writes songs on his guitar while they sleep.

“He finds it incredibly relaxing and believes he’s writing some of his best work ever as a result.

“Not that he’s even really thinking about the next step in his music career. At the moment, he’s content with tending to his new elephant friends.”

Last week the Libertines co-star Carl Barat flew there to help Doherty in his work on putting together the group’s third album.

Previously, Pete had revealed he was selling a “huge elephant collection” when he was left with several models of the beast following his split from Kate Moss, and he even planned to send some to her anonymously as a present following her marriage to Jamie Hince.

In February 2012 he explained: “Kate used to collect elephants, so I’d buy them for her wherever I went.

“When we split up she destroyed all my stuff, but she didn’t destroy my elephants. Because I couldn’t get over her for a while I just kept buying elephants and now I’ve got a huge elephant collection for sale.

“I might post them anonymously to her as a wedding present.”

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