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Doherty suicide claims 'untrue'
Pete Doherty
Doherty left the rehab centre last week after treatment
Claims that Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty tried to commit suicide while in rehab are "totally untrue", his manager has said.

Johnny Jeannevol, described as the singer's minder, told the News of the World that Doherty took an overdose at the Clouds House clinic in Wiltshire.

He said the singer, who was upset over his break-up with model Kate Moss, was just sick from taking the pills.

Manager Andy Boyd also denied that Mr Jeannevol was Doherty's minder.

Doherty's alleged suicide bid came weeks after it emerged that Moss, 33, was reported to be dating Kills singer Jamie Hince.

Drug treatment

The newspaper quoted Mr Jeannevol as saying: "Pete's been really wound up over Kate showing off her new man.

"He saw an opportunity to take an overdose and took it. He told me he didn't know what the pills were but... took them all."

"He doesn't care what drugs do to him - in fact, he likes finding out."

Doherty, 28, left the Clouds House rehab clinic last week after six weeks of treatment.

Also last week, a court postponed sentencing Doherty for drug and motoring offences to allow him to tackle his drug addiction.

He has admitted driving illegally while in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis in Kensington, west London, on 5 May.

Doherty's lawyer said his client would be able to finish a drug rehabilitation plan before appearing at West London's Magistrates' Court on 26 October.

The Babyshambles frontman has been warned he could face a jail term.

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