Babyshambles frontmant has been inspired to clean up his act it has been revealed.

In an interview with The Independent the Libertine says his new relationship with girlfriend has prompted him to stop.

"The only way I see myself in a serious relationship is if I am toning it down a bit. When you're banging up all day you can't really have someone else in your life, especially if she's an English rose. I wouldn't let her touch anything, I just wouldn't."

The frontman also confessed that he's getting treatment with a drug which suppresses withdrawl symptoms and discusses the "hard time" he had in prison, where other inmates demanded money and drugs for protection.

Doherty's is to open an painting exhibition at London's Cob gallery, using his own blood.

The exhibition is called On Blood: A Portrait of An Artist.

In 2006 fifteen of the singer's blood paintings were sold for around £500,000 at a previous exhibition.