Pete Doherty's ongoing struggle with drugs have continued, as it has emerged that the former Libertines man has been thrown out of a Thai rehab facility amid claims that he was a "disruptive influence" on other patients.

Staff at The Cabin in Chiang Mai, where Doherty was being treated for heroin and crack cocaine addiction, asked the troubled musician to leave after spending three weeks in the rehabilitation centre.

Alastair Mordey, the director of the rehab programme, told the Daily Mail: "Pete was discharged today for therapeutic reasons. It is important to maintain the integrity of the treatment programme for the other clients to have a good chance of recovery. Pete understands this and therefore the reasons behind why we have asked him to leave."

"Although our parting with Pete is amicable, we are of course disappointed to see him leave", continued Mordey. "We hope some of the things he learnt here will help him in the future and look forward to the day when Pete decides to consider recovery again."

The facility costs £7,200 per month to receive treatment and Doherty is one of around a dozen clients who have been asked to leave in the past two years.

Doherty has a storied history with drug addiction and rehab. In 2006 he was court-ordered to attend a clinic in Southgate, North London, after pleading guilty to drug possession. A year later he attended Clouds House clinic in Wiltshire for six weeks but the stay ultimately proved unsuccessful.