Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pete Doherty to help Amy Winehouse’s husband kick the drugs

Pete DohertyAmy Winehouse's incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil wants to beat his heroin addiction - and has turned to pal Pete Doherty for a little inspiration and advice.

Babyshambles rocker Pete, 28, recently had an opiate-suppressing implant fitted to help him beat his drugs demons - and is determined to help Blake - who's currently locked up in London's Pentonville prison - do the same.

A source said: "Pete's been supportive over Blake's drug issues as he knows what he's going through.

"Blake is willing to give the implant a go."

Blake, awaiting trial for charges of assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice, has been consulting prison doctors about getting the implant fitted - and has even become a Catholic in another bid to clean up his act.

"He's obviously a very troubled young man and has found comfort in religion," adds the insider.

"Quite a few people who are inside prison turn to God because they've got nothing else.

"When that metal door slams shut and you're alone with just your thoughts and no drugs, religion is the alternative."

"The pair are in contact through letters, which Blake puts on his cell walls for support. They take pride of place next to notes from Amy.

"Her latest one came after her Grammy success. She wrote how much she missed him while in her dressing room before she did her live satellite show to American."

The insider added to Britain's News of The World newspaper: "Blake is willing to give the implant a go. The medical team are now looking at another conultation before fitting the implant. They [originally] suggested rehab or the implant.

"Blake was allowed to speak to Pete Doherty to discuss what having the implant was like. It was a way of persuading him that he could kick drugs."

Governors at the jail are understood to be keen on the implant plan following his recent health scare after he took contaminated drugs.

The source added: "The prison bosses want action as soon as possible as tget don't want Blake to overdose while he's locked up."

By Owen Williams, Feb 24 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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