It’s been a while since we’ve heard from ol’ Pete Doherty – presumably he’s been busy being roomies with Macaulay Culkin, maybe dabbling in Naziism and you know… doing all the drugs and whatnot. The drugs do take up a fair bit of time in one’s life.
In any case, Pete has finally come out from hiding to give a cool interview to NME about the future of his band Babyshambles (miss u, Libertines!) and… drugs. Mainly, how much he loves them and will probably never kick the habit until it kills him, which it inevitably will. How he’s lasted this long is beyond me – especially when it took Amy Winehouse so much sooner and from so much less. (For the record, I’m obviously not wishing Pete Doherty dead, so get a grip.)
Here are some choice quotes:
Peter Doherty has said that he would have to “lose a hand” before he could give up drugs.
Speaking to NME in an in-depth interview in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands from today (July 24), Doherty confirms he is still using crack cocaine and heroin and explains what happens when he tries to stop. “I don’t think it’s possible to sustain a healthy, for want of a better word, cocaine and heroin dependancy, and then call yourself healthy by any stretch of the imagination,” he says. “You’re a fool unto yourself if you think that. Getting over 30… it’s reached a point now where there’s no way round it. It’s like, either curb it or stop it, or lose your health.
He added: “To get better you have to get worse. When I stop smoking crack, which I have done recently – I am smoking a lot less – my lungs, all of a sudden, start churning out all this horrible shit. Which, while you’re smoking you don’t get the chance to do. It’s almost that the first thing about giving up drugs is to descend into a pitched toe-to-toe street fight with your health.” Asked what would have to change in order for him to stop, Doherty replied: “Probably my sex drive will have to go. Or I’ll have to lose a hand.”
First of all, who on God’s green earth wants to have sex with Pete Doherty (besides Kate Moss back in the day)? Girl, them teeth. That face. Them drugs. No. Second of all, gotta love a human being who’s willing to LOSE A LIMB in order to keep smoking/injecting/whatever-ing a drug that’s ultimately going to kill them. I suppose big ups for honesty and whatnot, but what an absolute fucktard.