Pete Doherty is still shaken by memories of being viciously attacked by drug dealers when he was dangerously addicted to heroin.

The Babyshambles rocker stole his drug baron's car, because he knew there was a staggering $365,000 (GBP200,000) stashed in the boot.

But he quickly regretted his actions after the furious dealers tracked him down and dangled him from the top of a building.

He recalls, "They hung me upside down off a balcony and shook me.

"They had one foot each and I was just dangling - it was so, so frightening. I never want to be in that position again."

But he's unlikely to suffer a similar situation, because his romance with supermodel Kate Moss has inspired him to rethink his life.

He adds, "God knows, Kate saved my life and I really had to choose.

"She's got a young kid and there's no way it could happen with drugs.

"Drugs are a very selfish thing. It goes against a lot of the central tenets of the things I have always claimed to believe in."

16/06/2005 14:08