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Keith Richards: ‘I’ve given Pete Doherty drug advice’

The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has said he has given Pete Doherty drug advice.

Richards said he saw similarities between his own drug use and that of Doherty and Amy Winehouse.

“Amy Winehouse and Pete take drugs for the same reasons we did,” he told “All I’d say is take your drugs in your spare time, if that’s what you want to do, but don’t mix it up.”

Richards added that he had personally warned Doherty over the dangers of continuous drug use.

“I’ve had a word with Pete about this but it don’t make any difference,” he said. “If you mix it up you’re just gonna fall like a million others. I’ve seen too many friends gone that way.”

The guitarist, who is set to publish his autobiography ‘Life’ on October 26, also backed up his 2007 admission that he snorted his dad’s ashes.

“I opened my dad’s ashes, and some of them blew out over the table,” he recalled. “I looked at them and what do I do? Do I desecrate them with a dustbin and broom? So I wet my finger and I shoved a bit of me dad up my fucking hooter. I’m sure he’s still blessing me. The rest I put around an oak tree.”