‘Kate Moss Burned My Teddy Bear’ – Pete Doherty

The Libertines frontman speaks of how badly she thought of him after their 2007 break-up…


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Pete Doherty might be past his prime – though we’re not sure those heady winklepicker-and-red jacket-wearing, bleary-eyed spitty shambolic days of being an indie band in Camden in the mid-noughties count as a ‘prime’ – but he sure has a way with words. And the way he’s described Kate Moss burning his teddy bear is all the more heartbreaking for it.

The Libertines co-frontman explained, ahead of his reunion with the band for their Hyde Park comeback gig: ‘It's a big, genuine and totally heartfelt regret that I didn't keep my eye on Pandy, who was my first-ever teddy bear.

'My sister gave him to me as a huge gesture of love and kinship. I held on to Pandy all my life but he ended up getting burned by Kate, along with a lot of other stuff, when we split up,’ he told the Mail on Sunday.

'There was no need for that unless she simply wanted to cause me as much emotional damage as possible.'

We’re sure that if she’d known how much Pete was going to talk to her seven years after their split (they were only seeing each other for two) she would have burned a lot more of Pete’s stuff. And considering that she could have just asked an assistant to rid her all of this crap, it’s quite something that she instead decided to commit a load of his possessions to smoky oblivion.

She isn't the only one who's been raging at Pete. He also revealed that three former prisoners of war once wrote him a letter to berate him for being such a messhead: ‘I once received a letter signed by three soldiers who had been prisoners of war in Japan.

'They said it made them sick that they suffered so much so that this country could be free and then people like me behaved like I do. It said I've let them down and that hit me hard.’

Ouch. Maybe it's for the best for Pete to stick to listening to the people who do like him, like the 60,000 fans who flocked to Hyde Park to see him, Carl Barat et al do whatever they do that constitutes a gig (lots of sweating and yelping into the same microphone from what photos tell us). The gig was so popular and overrun that it had to be stopped twice to get the crowd to settle down, with Pete relaying to the crowd that ever-so-British of slogans: ‘We can't carry on if you don't calm down a little bit’, the NME reports.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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