Wednesday 04 July 2007
Johnny Borrell: Pete Doherty helped me quit drugs
The 27-year-old was once a junkie but the Babyshambles singer helped him get clean.
Substance abuse is 'not a good one for your creativity,' says Johnny, 'but it's a good one if you want to fall out of cars and go to parties and have people you don't give a shit about tell you you're great.'
Johnny has offered to help Pete sort himself out but fears he is beyond saving.
‘I did once say to him that if he fancied having a cup of tea and watching Hancock’s Half Hour or something, I’d be up for it, but I wasn’t into smoking crack,’ he tells the Daily Record.
‘I can’t help him. I don’t think anyone can. You can inspire people but you can only help yourself.’