Good news on Pete Doherty: he has quit injecting drugs. That is according to Pete Doherty, who may or may not be the best source. He told NME:

“I’ve stopped injecting. The only way I can see myself in a serious relationship is if I am toning it down a bit. When you’re banging up all day you can’t really have someone else in your life, especially if she’s an English rose. I wouldn’t let her touch anything. I just wouldn’t.”

Yes yes, stopping continuous drug injections may not be the most brag-worthy thing in the world, but it’s a solid first step for the English artist. You saw where Pete was at before, right?

In other Pete Doherty news, he has a self portrait that Amy Winehouse made with her own blood. Uh. It will be included in his art exhibition On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist, set to be shown at London’s Cobb Gallery from February 26 to March 4. Oh okay, well if it’s part of an exhibit. Fair.

“She was on the phone to her dad when she did that. She said, ‘Dad, I’m with Pete and he’s making me draw with my blood!’ He didn’t like me much, her dad.”

And lastly, Pete confirmed that he is the father of South African model Lindi Hingston’s baby.

Pete Doherty, what is your life?

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Here’s the model he got pregnant.

winehouse & doherty

And here’s Pete and Amy back in the day.