Pete Doherty: Libertines singer reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

Pete Doherty has revealed he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes as he battles with ongoing health issues.

The Libertines singer and guitarist, 44, has been open about his struggle with alcohol and drugs over the years.

In an interview with the Guardian's Saturday magazine, Doherty said he gave up "the main poisons" and his health improved.

"Then you get told alcohol and cheese and sugar are just as bad and you were healthier when you were on heroin."

He admitted he was "a bit of a glutton", adding: "It's not a joke. I've been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

"And at the moment I'm lacking the discipline to tackle cholesterol."

Doherty also reflected on his relationship with his father, saying: "I love him so much and I feel that a big part of me changing the way I'm living my life, particularly since I got married and stopped taking heroin, is to be accepted by him.

"I think it's too much for him to see past."

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Doherty welcomed a baby girl, named Billie-May Doherty, with his wife Katia de Vidas in May last year.

The couple, who are in the band the Puta Madres, with de Vidas on keyboard and Doherty as the frontman, married in 2021. Doherty also has a son and a daughter from previous relationships.