Pete Doherty has not been heard from in ages.
Fittingly, the supposed rocker and one-time celebrity gossip site regular has returned to prominence by taking part in the two things he does best:
- Taking drugs.
- Getting arrested.
The former boyfriend of Kate Moss was arrested in Switzerland this weekend after being accused of taking drugs on a British Airways flight.
Peter Doherty was detained on arrival in Geneva after cabin staff found him slumped in a toilet on board. He was escorted back to his seat (in economy class, talk about a sign of the times) where he was apparently intoxicated.
A member of the cabin crew found a hypodermic needle in the toilet and the pilot called police to meet the plane when it arrived in Switzerland.
A passenger told the UK’s Sunday Mail: “A few people on the plane recognized Pete, who went to the bathroom more than halfway into the flight. He had been in there about 25 minutes when the announcement came for the crew to prepare for landing.”
“The crew knocked on the door but Pete didn’t come out.”
“They eventually managed to get in there about 10 minutes before we landed. Pete was taken back to his seat and he just looked completely out of it. One of the crew took a needle out of the toilet wrapped in a tissue.”
He was fined but allowed to play his gig before returning to London.
We recommend that the authorities order Pete to go into exile along with Amy Winehouse in St. Lucia for maximum entertainment value.