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I've got long way to go in drugs battle -- Doherty

Libertines star Pete Doherty said he has "a long way to go" before he gets off drugs but is planning to enter rehab later this month.

The rocker (below), well known for his brushes with the law over his alcohol and drug-fuelled lifestyle, said he was "on the right track".

He said: "You have to reach an all-time low apparently. Before you truly surrender."

Asked if he had reached that point, he said: "No, no. I've got a long way to go."

Doherty, who recently starred in a film with Charlotte Gainsbourg, said his relationship with the actress fell apart after four days when she followed him to the UK.

He said: "I think the lifestyle I was living at the time, she wasn't accustomed to."

He also said he had swapped song ideas with fellow Libertine Carl Barat over email.