Carl Barat 'needs' therapy

Carl Barat feels like he "needs" to have therapy to sort out his depression now his bandmate Peter Doherty has ditched his heroin addiction

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This article is from 2015.

Carl Barat

Carl Barat

Carl Barat "needs" to have therapy.

The Libertines co-frontman - who has sons Eli, four, and five-month-old Ramone with girlfriend Edie Langley - has struggled with depression and thinks now his bandmate Pete Doherty has finally kicked his heroin addiction, the time is right for him to tackle his own demons.

Speaking to the new issue of Loaded magazine, he said: "I've got loads to appreciate. I have to pinch myself all the time, and I'm forever touching wood hoping my luck will continue. With The Libertines back together, I've finally got the chance to achieve everything I want. But this is why I need to go to therapy. It's all amazing, so why am I not yet happy?

"Pete's doing such a good job with his therapy and cleanness, it'd be silly of me not to take this opportunity to work on myself a bit as well. With children and a family, I need to get better. I'm going to work on depression, because it's not ideal."

While Pete has quit drugs, Carl insists that doesn't mean the rest of the band will become "boring".

Asked if the group will stay sober on the road to support their troubled bandmate, he said: "It's down to what works best for Pete, really.

"The drugs just magnified our behaviour. I don't think we'll all become boring just because Pete is well again, as we're all so chaotic anyway. I can take or leave the drugs... though I've just had a flashback to behaving like an idiot last night."

The 250th celebratory issue of Loaded - which features Kasabian on the cover - is available to buy in both print and digital formats from Friday (30.01.15)

Carl Barât & The Jackals

The former Libertine and member of Dirty Pretty Things heads out with his newest band The Jackals.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Thu 1 Jun

£13.20 / 0113 275 2411

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 7 Jul

£13.20 / 01642 860 068

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Fri 2 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 413 4444

Also at:

The Libertines

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie-rock debauchery.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 3 Aug

£45

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01912 438210

With Maximo Park and BlackWaters.

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