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"Clean" Pete Doherty being haunted by Amy Winehouse

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Pete Doherty's haunted house

British rocker Pete Doherty has fled his home because he believes he is being haunted by the ghost of Amy Winehouse -- and he insists it's not the drugs talking.

Pete Doherty's haunted house

At this point, Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty is better known for his drug use than his musicianship, but the front man insists he is totally clean -- and seeing ghosts.

Specifically, Doherty claims he is being haunted by the ghost of late singer Amy Winehouse -- and he is so scared that he has not only fled his house, he has left London altogether.

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"He is utterly convinced that he has seen her ghost," a friend told The Sun.

"A lot of people will think his visions are probably drug-induced but he claims he is clean."

Doherty has reportedly taken up residence in Paris to escape her ghost.

Doherty and Winehouse were close friends, and the former Libertines front man was said to have been so incredibly devastated by her death that he could not bring himself to attend her funeral.

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Pete Doherty once dated supermodel Kate Moss, and many say he was responsible for her worst period of drug use. Moss went to rehab after photos surfaced of her snorting what looked like cocaine in a recording studio during one of Doherty's sessions.

Amy Winehouse died in July after a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse. Her family has since created the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help keep kids off drugs and achieve their dreams.

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