Owen O'Dwyer, a former dealer to Babyshambles' mad-driving front man Pete Doherty, has told The Sun that the singer should have an HIV test. O'Dwyer was recently diagnosed with HIV, and says that the pair took drugs in each others' company for a while.
That doesn't mean they shared needles, though: O'Dwyer says they didn't. But the now reformed former-addict has his concerns:
"I'm terrified Pete might have HIV," he told the paper. "I had no idea I had the disease when we were doing drugs - I want him to know this was not intentional. We didn't share needles but we kept our needles in the same glass. I'm worried blood on the needles may have mixed."
Doherty, of course, was arrested again yesterday following erratic driving in east London. He has been released on bail.
DiScuss: Pete is only 26 years old. If he continues to live his life in this present manner, does he have any hope of making 30? Do you worry that there is simply no saving him anymore?