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.
July 25, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
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:
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.”
May 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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.
July 10, 2010 at 9:41 am by Molls
Hey. So you probably noticed that I stopped posting earlier today. Or maybe you have a fucking life, I don’t know! I don’t really know anything about you and I’ll be the first to admit it! But I do know this: i had to break off today because your homey homegirl Molls has bed bugs. I would feel dirty telling you this, but I’ve never had lice or anything in my life. In fact, it’s somewhat of an epidemic in big cities these days. So, watch yo’ ass, basically. That’s what I’m saying. Watch. Yo’. Ass.
So I started thinking about it and I was like “What celebrity looks like the kind of person who would have bed bugs?”. I almost feel bad saying this because it’s like, betraying my people (us people who have experienced bugs eating our flesh in our sleep), but I think it would be Pete Doherty. Who, BTW, also happens to be relevant again because he maybe sorta supplied heroin to a British heiress who overdosed recently? Like he maybe killed her a little bit? We don’t know yet, it’s all up in the air, but here’s a photo gallery of Pete, who I think can be hot sometimes.
February 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm by Molls
I used to harbor this weird crush on Pete Doherty for the longest time. There’s just something so hot about a strung out British boy, if you ask me. Look, I’m single right now. Everything I’ve said so far isn’t an indication of why, than you’re probably single too. Anyway, so I used to love Pete Doherty and then he kept getting arrested for smack (to the point where it wasn’t even cute anymore) and then over the weekend? Over the weekend, you guys? He got booed off stage at a music festival for singing a Nazi anthem.
From the Telegraph:
The lead singer of rock band Babyshambles began singing ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’, which was used as the national anthem under the Third Reich.
An outraged crowd at the on3 music festival in Munich began booing and shouting, but Doherty carried on singing five more songs before festival organisers ushered him from the stage.
The concert was also being broadcast live on Bavarian radio. Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk cut the broadcast as soon as Doherty, a surprise guest at the music festival, began his song.
‘Deutschland über alles’ is the first verse of ‘Deutschlandlied’, a song written by Joseph Haydn in 1797. The third verse of ‘Deutschlandlied’ is used as the current German national anthem, and has the same tune as ‘Deutschland über alles’.
However, the first verse has not been officially sung since the Second World War because of its association with the Nazis. Its opening lyrics translate as: “Germany, Germany above anything/Above everything in the world”.
Supposedly this isn’t even the first time Pete’s shown his anti-semitic side, either:
It is not the first time Doherty, the former lead singer of The Libertines, has been embroiled in Nazi-themed controversy. A track entitled ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ on The Libertines, the band’s 2004 album, attracted criticism for taking its name from the slogan placed above the entrances of Nazi concentration camps.
It’s not just LA, folks. That’s not the only reason you can’t find a half decent man. Even the amazingly talented former super babes are junkies who hate the Jews and God knows who else. I just can’t roll with that.
November 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm by Molls
I don’t care about this fella at all but perhaps you do:
LONDON, England (AP) — Rock musician Pete Doherty has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for violating a probation order…. Parlophone Records did not say how Doherty broke his probation. But music magazine NME cited a court spokesman as saying Doherty had used different kinds of drugs, breached “time keeping,” and generally not complied with his probation.
“Generally not complied” carries a lot of weight, right? I also like that he tried different sorts of drugs. They say variety is the spice of life and such.