Back on the Smack: Pete Doherty Stunningly Relapses

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One day.

That's how long since The Hollywood Gossip published a story about "rocker" Pete Doherty staying clean and turning over a new leaf with Irina Lazareanu - today, we learn that new photos of Doherty using heroin have surfaced.

Record company reps for Pete Doherty apologized and issued a statement in an attempt to shame the Babyshambles singer into sobriety. It was just Tuesday that the troubled star spoke out about missing drugs, but said he was clean.

The letter reads:

"Pete Doherty would like to apologize to the medical staff, fans and well-wishers who have helped and encouraged him in fighting his addiction to heroin. His ongoing rehabilitation was a source of such pride to him that Peter and those closest to him thought that he was close to winning his personal battle with drugs. However, Peter sadly relapsed last week and is now looking to check himself back into a rehab clinic so that he can try to continue the hitherto excellent attempts he had made to break free of heroin. He realizes that he has not only let himself down but has let down those who trusted and encouraged his efforts and he is filled with remorse for what he describes today as, 'a stupid, stupid action for which I feel only shame.'"

It is indeed sad. Here's hoping that those close to Pete - including ex Kate Moss and her new boyfriend Jamie Hince - stick by him in this time of need.