Pete Doherty still suffers from stage fright
Despite singing for 15 years, the singer admitted to having to conquer “tremendous anxiety” every time he has to perform on stage.
The former Libertines singer also seemed to imply that since he has joined Babyshambles his gone from bad to worse
He told The Guardian newspaper: "If the Libertines were three reliable, talented musicians and one f**k-up, Babyshambles is like one talented musician ... and the rest of us are f***ed up."
Doherty – notorious for his alcohol and drug addiction – also revealed that it wasn’t hard to get into character as a 19th century vagrant in his debut film Confession of a Child of the Century.
He told the publication: "There were parts of his character that I didn't really have to try too hard with".
"The loucheness, wistfulness, arrogance."
He also admitted to causing quite a “few problems” on set.
"I wasn't going to drink coloured water. If I am doing a drunken scene, I am doing a drunken scene. That did cause a few problems. Once I start drinking, I have to carry on."'
"It's poison but it's also medicine. When you're in that state, you can't function unless you have your fix."
And as a result, movie director Sylvie Verheyde simply had to ignore his toxic behavior and focus on finishing their shooting schedule in France despite talk of him entering rehab.
He explained: "But I was so absorbed in the work, there wasn't a chance.
"I couldn't hide it from [Sylvie]. She didn't really care. It was just a question of how quickly I can find a vein and then let's get on with it."