Pete Doherty knows how to do a lot of things right. Taking 39 times the lethal dose of a street drug and living? He’s excellent at it. Writing “love it or hate it” kind of music? Fantastic at it. Smoking nine cigarettes on the john while begging a drunk model to watch? Pete is top notch at all these things! Granted I have none of this on any authority whatsoever, but I think that – given the things Pete has admitted to doing (getting his kitten high, squirting a vial of his own blood on an MTV cameraman, etc) – nothing I’ve made up here is completely beyond the realm of possibility. Show me one shred of evidence that Pete never …. I couldn’t even finish that sentence. It’s really hard to think of something so outrageous that there isn’t even a chance Pete Doherty has done it.
So given all that, Pete actually handled turning 30 really well. All he did was get a birthday cake, shove the face of the baker who’d just made it into the cake, then try to jump off the top of the hotel. I have done 9/10th of those things for my last seven birthdays. Yeah, try to work out that math.
Pete Doherty has revealed he considered killing himself on the night of his thirtieth birthday.
In an frank interview with Elle, the Babyshambler recalled his big thirtieth birthday bash back in March:
“I had this bash in Paris and it was an absolute disgrace. I just made a bit of an idiot out of myself. I don’t even know exactly what happened but I ended up trying to throw myself off the top of the hotel. I wasn’t happy at all about being 30″.
“I went through a bottle of vodka. They presented me with this cake and I pushed it in the chef’s face who’d just made it for me. Then the chef and the security guards were chasing me around. I think I escaped unscathed”.
“It was hilarious. I had a great night.”
[From the London Daily News]
Agent Bedhead points out that while Pete tells this like it’s some adorable grand ‘ol jolly time and just one of those crazy stories everyone has from their youth, there’s actually some uncomfortable undertones to it. In 2006 Pete was at a party where a man named Mark Blanco got into a “scuffle” with Pete and his body guard, and Mark fell to his death. Pete, being the ever classy, considerate guy that he is then went back to the scene of the crime/accident (depending on what version you believe) to shoot a music video for a song he wrote called “The Art Of Murder.”
Agent Bedhead thinks Pete’s finding it hard to move on and maybe actually has some real guilt. I could certainly understand that. Of course I think the more likely explanation is that Pete’s willing to do whatever it takes to get as much attention as humanly possible, and shoving a man’s head in a cake (who kindly just baked it for you) then running around and trying to jump off the roof is probably the best way to make sure everyone is thinking about you and only you.
Here’s Pete Doherty leaving Cheltenham Magistrates court after attending a committal hearing on charges of dangerous driving on August 11th. Images thanks to WENN.com .
Written by JayBird
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