Pete Doherty - Pete Doherty quizzed by son on drug use
Pete Doherty's nine-year-old son Astile questioned him on drug use and the singer who admits he still uses heroin, worries that he isn't a positive role model.
Pete Doherty's son asks him about his drug use.
The troubled Babyshambles singer, who admits he still uses heroin, worries that he isn't a more positive role model for his nine-year-old son Astile and is even quizzed by the boy about his illicit habit.
He said: ''I see it as a selfish lifestyle choice. My nine-year-old son, I can't be there for him.
''He's smart. He said to me, 'Have you just taken your medicine?' I didn't know what to say. In his eyes it's sad and wrong, you're not the attractive person a child wants you to be.''
The 34-year-old rocker candidly lamented on his self-destructive lifestyle, revealing that he feels the world sees him as a criminal because of his addiction.
He lamented: ''It's seen as a spiritual crime now to be a junkie. The lowest thing.''
Pete admits that he has even isolated himself from loved ones who disapprove of his addiction because he doesn't want to feel even more ashamed of his actions.
He added to Q magazine: ''If there's someone who you've let down, or shamed, or alienated, who doesn't feel that you're there - whether it's your father, son, friend - you will just remove yourself from them. The sad fact is, that's what destroys families because you separate and surround yourself with people who will let you believe you're still a whole person. Because who wants to admit those things? Who wants to admit that's who they are?''