Pete Doherty’s Prison Diaries

While Pete Doherty was spending a little time in jail, The Guardian asked Pete Doherty to keep a diary. Unlike Lindsay Lohan, Pete has decided to share his with the world. See what it’s like to be inside the head of Pete Doherty.

The diaries start out with this entry:

January 28, 2006. The story starts here with a slap in the mush from some unsympathetic magistrate. I’m banged up in Pentonville with more than a tailor’s dozen charges on me tail. God knows why: the band should be smashing up the Toon, Glasgae and Shepherd’s Bush this weekend and instead I’m birded off on remand after a slow clucking duck walk (sitting too) through the bowels of Bethnal Green nick, Thames magistrates and now da ‘ville. Innit bleeding marvellous?

And end (the last published entry) with this:

February 5, 2005. For my own sake – because it feels like they have the power to cut off my head – I must become a hero, organise my life and obtain from it what they deny me. If I live, in order to continue to live with myself, I must have more talent than the most exquisite poet. These people can only put up with the tamed heroes – they don’t know about heroism.

I must say, he does know how to build himself up. But it seems like the sobriety lasted maybe a day.

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was reportedly kicked out of a football match for taking drugs in the toilets – only hours after he vowed on national television to stay away from crack and heroin. According to the News Of the World, the former Libertines singer was told to leave the QPR v Millwall game at Loftus Road on Saturday after he was caught with heroin.

Only hours earlier, Doherty told Channel 4 News he would stay away from crack and heroin after being released from prison on charges of possessing drugs.

It’s hard on the outside, isn’t it Pete?

Doherty kicked out of football match [Virgin]
‘It’s always been about melody. But melody and I met in many depraved situations’ [The Guardian]