Pete Doherty asks fans to stay away from his French Home
8 October 2015, 15:41
The Libertines frontman has released a statement on his official website.
Pete Doherty has asked fans to stop visiting his French home, after crowds have been spotted gathering in the small village of Melun.
The Libertines frontman - who splits his time between the UK and France - discussed living in the small Parisian suburb on French talk show, Le Grande Journal. However, a journalist from another French publication - which has not been named - is accused of detailing the "exact location" of Doherty's residence.
The official statement on his Albion Rooms website reads:
"Peter recently discussed living in Melun in an interview for a French publication and during a French TV show ‘Le Grand Journal’ mentioned the small village where he resides.
For clarity; Peter does spend time there with his girlfriend, who is the tenant of the house, but also has a registered address in the UK, obviously his time spent in either location works around commitments throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Unfortunately, much to our dismay a journalist from another French publication has detailed the exact location of the property in a very inappropriate and bizarre recent online article.
Whilst Peter is a public figure he also reserves the right to a private life and if you love and respect him please DO NOT VISIT.
Since the article was released there have been various sightings of people on the grounds of the house, late at night, which certainly is not appropriate.
Please show some love and respect x".
And it looks like most Libertines fans have agreed with Pete, taking to Twitter to show their support.
Why would those journalists reveal where Pete Doherty lives? Cant people just respect other peoples right to privacy— Jack (@failednostalgia) October 7, 2015
Why should I go round the house of Pete Doherty? I have better things to do. Like going round the house of Matt Bellamy...lol...joking.— Zeta (@ZetaSyndrome) October 8, 2015
Meanwhile, the Gunga Din singer, who had to cancel a gig in Camden Town last month due to a mystery illness, has appeared to have recovered after stepping out for Paris Fashion Week this Monday.
For those fans left disappointed by the no-show, the band have announced details of a UK arena tour for January next year, which will see them play Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bournemouth, before hitting London's O2 Arena.
But if you're looking for a money-can't-buy experience, Radio X fans can win tickets to watch The Libertines play an intimate gig in London. It's all in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise charity - take a look here for full details.