Whether or not Pete is simply back on the gear remains to be seen, but the Sun has today quoted ‘a source close to the former Libertines guitar player’ as saying that Doherty has fled to Paris as he is actively convinced that the ghost of the Rehab singer is floating around his flat.

Doherty claims he saw ghostly images in his bedroom and her reflection in his windows late at night.

The source said: “He is utterly convinced that he has seen her [Winehouse] ghost. A lot of people will think his visions are probably drug-induced but he claims he is clean.”

Doherty was good friends with the late singer and paid tribute to her during his live shows throughout the summer after being so distressed he couldn’t bring himself to go and pay his last respects at her funeral.

The former Libertines co-frontman was released from prison earlier this summer after serving time for cocaine possession.

He will next be seen starring opposite fellow musician/actor Charlotte Gainsbourg in a film where he portrays French poet and novelist Alfred de Musset. It is based on the book, Confession of a Child of the Century.

The film is due out next year.