Pete Doherty is recovering after a nasty run-in with a hedgehog. The singer was hospitalized after being stuck and subsequently infected by the animal’s spikes.
Under a picture taken from his hospital bed, Pete, 40, opened up about his shocking encounter.
“A picture of me in a hospital bed with an infected hedgehog spike wound thank you to the wonderful men and women who work within the NHS,” he wrote. “What absolute angels and a million times they deserve our respect and thanks.”
The Libertines singer explained that he got injured while trying to do a good deed.
“My dogs Zeus and Narco had the cute wee verminous Schnuffle shuffle Pig of the Hedge in their mouths,” Pete recalled. “I wrapped my hand in a t-shirt and freed the wee bugger and got a tiny cut — that was Wednesday night/Thursday morning.”
Though the “You're My Waterloo” singer didn’t think his initial injury was serious, three days later he realized he needed medical attention.
“Cue three days in a van with a carefree attitude to potentially infected forefingers,” he added.
Due to his injury, Pete was forced to back out of his BBC Radio 5 Live appearance on Tuesday, April 30.