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Pete Doherty tells judge he wants implant

Pete Doherty told a judge Thursday he plans to have a chemical implant put into his abdomen to help wean him off of drugs.Doherty — the former boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss — appeared for a progress review of his drug rehabilitation program that was ordered after the Babyshambles frontman was arrested several times on drug charges. He is a known heroin and cocaine user.He said he hoped to
/ Source: The Associated Press

Pete Doherty told a judge Thursday he plans to have a chemical implant put into his abdomen to help wean him off of drugs.

Doherty — the former boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss — appeared for a progress review of his drug rehabilitation program that was ordered after the Babyshambles frontman was arrested several times on drug charges. He is a known heroin and cocaine user.

He said he hoped to have the implant within two weeks. The fingertip-sized implants release the drug Naltrexone to prevent highs from opiates.

Judge Jane McIvor told Doherty she was pleased with his progress but was still waiting for his first negative test result.

"You are going in the right direction. It's not easy, especially in your circumstances. I appreciate that entirely," McIvor said. "I think your concentration should be, within six months of the order, to get a negative test."

The 27-year-old singer was two hours late for the court appearance in east London. The former lead singer of the Libertines wore his signature suit and Trillby hat.

Doherty said he was disappointed that his last test was not negative: "Maybe next time 'round," he said.

Doherty's case was adjourned until September, when another review of his treatment will take place.

Doherty's drug habit gained international attention after a British tabloid printed pictures of Moss allegedly using cocaine at a music studio where Doherty and his band were recording. No charges were leveled against the supermodel.