Ex-Libertines band member and current Babyshambles frontman, Pete Doherty, has announced in an interview that he used to work as a prostitute and drug dealer before breaking onto the music scene.
Pete Doherty, formerly of the band The Libertines, chose to reveal his past experiences as a prostitute and drug dealer in order to fuel his various addictions. Before becoming famous with The Libertines and having enough money to fund his cocaine and heroin addictions, Doherty worked as a rent boy and, on at least one occasion, robbed one of his gay clients after tying him up in his Chelsea home.
While now working as frontman for the band Babyshambles (having been kicked out of The Libertines for allowing his addictions to escalate to the point where he appeared on stage intoxicated), Doherty admits that he used to hide bundles of cash in his fridge in order to set up drug deals.
In his new biography, which has been written by Pete Walsh, Doherty contributed by stating that "I was working in a bar, selling drugs, working on a building site, writing poetry in the graveyard shift at The King's Head - and I was w**king off old queens for like GBP20."
He continued to shock fans by telling them "I remember once being taken back to this mews house in Chelsea, right old f**king badger he was. It was a bit daft actually. As he slept, I locked him in his room, tied a pair of trousers over his head and nicked all these American dollar bills out of his drawer."
As a final comment on the matter, Doherty suggested "He's probably still there, with an erection, listening to Classic FM radio."