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Pete Doherty Really, Really Loves His Drugs

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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.

Macaulay Culkin Moved In With Pete Doherty And Is Smoking 60 Cigarettes Per Day

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Macaulay Culkin has been going through some rough times. He hasn’t been quite the same since he split from ex girlfriend Mila Kunis. And there was the whole, “Dude looks like he’s on heroin” thing.

Now apparently he is very badly addicted to cigarettes and is smoking up to 60 per day. From The National Enquirer:

The troubled 32-year-old actor is smoking an astonishing 60 ciga­rettes a day and putting his life at risk of deadly lung cancer!

“Mac has swapped out one deadly habit for another,” declared a con­cerned pal. “It’s a nightmare!”

Last August, The ENQUIRER re­vealed that the former child star was a heroin addict who also abused painkillers. Now, he’s said to be off heroin and trying to clean up his act, but he’s tragically relying on an­other life-threatening crutch.

“He’s put his nicotine addiction into overdrive,” revealed another friend. “Almost every time I see him, he has a cigarette dangling from his lips and is puffing furiously.”

His brand of choice is Marlboro.

I don’t smoke cigarettes, so to me, 60 a day sounds like a lot. Like an insane amount. But is this somewhat reasonable for someone addicted to smoking? I Googled and found that Marlboro cigarettes come in 20 or 25 per pack. So I guess, if this is true, he’s smoking around 3 packs a day. Is that…normal? I honestly have no idea.

But let’s get really weird. Apparently, Pete Doherty and Macaulay Culkin are now roommates. Um, what? So does that mean they’re living in London or NYC or F-cking Crazy Pants Nation? According to Now Magazine, it’s Paris.

Yeah, this seems like a great idea. I can picture it:

-MONDAY MORNING-
Macaulay Culkin: Pete, did you buy food?
Pete Doherty: No.
Macaulay Culkin: Okay. I’ll get groceries tomorrow.
-1 WEEK LATER-
“MACAULAY CULKIN AND PETE DOHERTY FOUND DEAD OF STARVATION.”

Pete Doherty Hospitalized Before Show

My junkie boyfriend, Pete Doherty, is having some health problems again. Yesterday, The Babyshambles were set to perform a show in France, but when fans arrived to the venue, they were told that Pete was in the hospital and that the show would have to be rescheduled.

Reports from outside the show are saying that many fans were crying, sure that Pete must have overdosed in order to wind up in the hospital. Other fans who except Pete to keep his heroin-loving act together just long enough to play “Fuck Forever”, were pissed. “Three young Italian girls were really mad. They drove four hours from Italy to see Pete Doherty and couldn’t believe the gig was canceled. One of them was really furious and shouted, ‘I can’t believe he did that! It cost us time and money to come all the way from Italy.’”

As of right now there’s no update on what happened to Pete and whether or not he’ll be back on his feet any time soon, but I’m sure that that resilient dude will be more than OK. Well, he’ll at least continue to live. For a little while.