Townshend Sympathises With Doherty's Drug Battle
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend pities Pete Doherty, because the Babyshambles frontman reminds him of a younger version of himself. The PINBALL WIZARD rocker began taking heroin in a bid to curb his drinking, and can understand how Doherty's own drug addictions have forced him to seek treatment. Townshend says ''My real descent into extreme narcotics like heroin was a bit like that Peter Doherty thing that he's elongated into a life story now. ''I was trying to stop drinking, thinking, 'Well, if I stop drinking I can use this, and if I use this then I can use that, and that's prescribed, and that's not prescribed' "And in the end you're thinking, 'I can't deal with this - please help.'''