Pete Doherty left with white streak in his hair after biting through Christmas lights wire
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Pete Doherty is known for his shocking behaviour, but he took it to another level when he actually electrocuted himself.
Watch him recount the tale here:
The 43-year-old recounted his innovative hair dyeing episode on Never Mind the Xmas Buzzcocks.
According to The Sun, he said: "When I was a toddler I remembered I chewed through a wire from Christmas lights.
"I kind of spontaneously combusted or something and I had to go to the hospital.
"When I came back I had a big white streak in my hair."
And while they say lightning doesn't strike twice, electrocutions most definitely can.
The frontman said: "Four years later I electrocuted myself under the fridge as well, but that was New Years I think."
Noel Fielding also recalled his first encounter with Doherty on the show - and it was predictably memorable.
"Before I ever met Pete, I was a big fan and I think 'Up The Bracket' had come out and I loved that album, and I was in a hotel room with a bunch of people partying and the door went," the comedian recounted.
"Someone went, 'It's Pete Doherty', and I was like, 'Let me answer it', because I was a bit starstruck.
"And I opened the door and there was no one there. There was a top hat on the floor with 12 kittens in it. That's a true story."
Doherty confirmed the anecdote was indeed true, though the memory is unsurprisingly hazy.
"Something's emerging from the past, I can see a hotel corridor and kittens but nothing else," he said.
Asked by host Greg Davies where he'd got the kittens from, Doherty replied: "From a cat - where d'you think?"
And if you thought that was more than enough bizarre stories for one show, Doherty wasn't done yet.
He said that he and Libertines bandmate Carl Barât once set up a business together, working as private detectives and charging £6 an hour.
"We took it very seriously," he said. "We watched The Maltese Falcon and that was it.
"I thought it was going to be saucy secretaries and neon lights, and silhouettes on the office door, but no, it was just blokes wanting their wives followed around."