Pete Doherty cleans up act to marry Kate Moss
Published Thursday, June 21, 2007 5:01PM EDT
Pete Doherty plans to marry supermodel Kate Moss this summer -- providing he stays off drugs, a diary excerpt published Thursday said.
The Babyshambles singer gives insight into his tempestuous relationship with Moss in "The Books of Albion: The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty." The extracts were published in The Times.
He writes that, during a time in drug rehabilitation earlier this year, he would "surrender to the gods of detoxification" out of his love for Moss. He writes that he hopes to marry her this summer, provided he is "smack and needle-free."
"We shall marry in the summer and I become (sic) 10 times happier than any given smackhead. Huzzah!" he wrote.
In the rambling diary entries, Doherty tells of his love for the model.
"I love the girl so dearly and that's why I'm in this clinic isn't it?" he wrote.
The troubled singer has repeatedly sought treatment for addiction. He was expelled from his band, The Libertines, in 2004, after band members issued an ultimatum for him to tackle his drug habit.
In September, he narrowly avoided a jail sentence on drug charges when a judge ordered him to continue rehabilitation.
Reports that Moss and Doherty married on New Year's Day this year during a candlelit Buddhist ceremony in Thailand were denied by Moss's spokesman.
The entries also detail the violent fights between the couple, many of which appear to be about Doherty's heroin and crack cocaine addiction.
"I have been banging up I confess, and yet my use is extremely moderate and controlled. What am I saying? Kate will not tolerate this . . . I wouldn't blame her, and alongside the fixing neither of us seem to completely trust each other although I love her and no other and the tiffs and tumults come between magical happy times," he wrote. "The most cherished times are spent in her arms."
The diaries also feature an entry written by Moss, in which she tells Doherty: "You have touched my heart and soul. . . .You make me high, my sweet, my skin shivers and longs to be held by you."