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Caught Between A Rocker & A Hard Place

by | 3rd, March 2006

‘“THE only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein said that.

Keep on rocking…gently

But experience is not a uniformly useful thing. Experience of watching films might well help you to become a successful movie critic, but experience of dying is no good to anyone.

Mindful of this, we read in the Star that shambling rocker Ozzy Osbourne wants to help Pete Doherty ditch drugs.

Osbourne, who has described himself as a “raging addict” and once said how “all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly attributed to drugs and alcohol”, wants to help the singer he has called “a little f***ing junkie”.

Says Ozzy: “I’ve been to the pits of hell with addiction and although it’s f***ing me off to see him f***ing up his life, I’d help him in a minute if he asked.”

As it is, Doherty has yet to ask Osbourne for drugs advice. Kate Moss’s ex is sticking with medical experts and is currently being treated as an outpatient in a London hospital.

But Ozzy is sure that he can provide the real help Doherty needs. “Why the f*** isn’t anyone helping the boy?” he asks. “It’s not entertaining to watch.”

And therein lies the rub. It might not be edifying, it might reflect badly on the audience, but Doherty’s antics have been entertaining.

Just as we stare at Ozzy as he vibrates and gibbers his way to the fridge, we gawp at Doherty. Well, who doesn’t rubberneck at a car crash?’

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