Doherty Wants To Reinvent Clean Image
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty is keen to dispel his image as a drug-taking bad boy, insisting his reputation doesn't reflect his true personality. The rocker has earned a name for himself for his wild drug-taking antics, but claims he is a new person after kicking his heroin habit last year (07). He says, "Obviously I'm off the drugs now. (My public persona is) nothing more than a horrible, cartoon-like monster that bears no relation to the quiet, shy, retiring, teetotal, police-loving, clean-nosed poet you see before you now."