Legendary rocker Pete Doherty has defied the odds and emerged as a wealthy man, with companies that handle his financial affairs now valued at £1.05 million. The former crack and heroin addict has recently gained attention after appearing in a new documentary by Louis Theroux. Doherty's business, Arcadian Endeavours, is now worth an impressive £853,000, while Doughhurty Limited is valued at almost £200,000.
The release of the company accounts reveals that Doherty has been able to borrow around £600,000 from the companies managing his music and business interests. In the documentary, filmed in his current residence in Etretat, Northern France, Doherty candidly confesses to his troubled past and reveals that he was a "very sick man" with death constantly on his mind.
Although the rock star claims to be clean of hard drugs for the past three years, he admits to drinking alcohol and was even seen drinking rum and chain smoking during his interview with Theroux. Alongside the documentary, Doherty is also the subject of a new film, Peter Doherty: Stranger In My Own Skin, which provides a harrowing look into his drug addiction and captures moments with his late friend and rumored lover, Amy Winehouse.
The documentary, filmed over a decade by Doherty's wife Katia de Vidas, showcases the extent of his drug addiction, including scenes of drug use and chaotic behavior. It also offers glimpses into his relationship with Winehouse, with footage of them at one of his gigs. Doherty has previously claimed that their friendship developed into a romantic relationship before her untimely death in 2011 at the age of 27.
Peter Doherty: Stranger In My Own Skin exposes Doherty's darkest moments, including his realization of a heroin addiction, which began with smuggling drugs into Japan. The film, recounted by Doherty himself, takes viewers on a journey through the artist's life, revealing the devastating impact of addiction.
Doherty's story is a testament to his ability to overcome adversity and rebuild his life. From his troubled past to his current success, the rock star's transformation continues to captivate audiences worldwide.