A Stab Wound from a Hedgehog Spike Sent Pete Doherty to the Hospital
If you think hedgehogs are cute animals that can never do you harm, then think again. Musician Pete Doherty discovered this the hard way when he was hospitalized from a hedgehog spike wound on his finger.
Apparently, the former Libertines songwriter and frontman was walking his two Siberian Huskies named Zeus and Narco, when they encountered a hedgehog on the road. One of his dogs attacked the animal and put it in his mouth. Doherty then wrapped his hand around a T-shirt to free the hedgehog from his dog’s mouth, and that was when one of the animal’s quills pricked his finger.
Hedgehogs are normally friendly creatures and they do not go about attacking people. Sometimes they are kept as pets. Their quills are not that sharp and deadly like a porcupine’s, but they do come out when the animal is on the defensive mode.
After 3 days, Doherty noticed his puncture wound was not healing, so he had it checked. As it turned out, the wound was badly infected and he had to be hospitalized because of it. Kate Moss’ ex posted a photo of him in the hospital bed on Twitter, sharing that a hedgehog wound sent him to the hospital, along with a ‘thank you’ to the NHS staff at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Because of his hospitalization, Doherty missed appearing on Nihal Arthanayake’s BBC Radio 5 Live program.
Unlike porcupines, the quills of hedgehogs stay attached to their bodies, so it’ not like that a spike would get lodged in the wound. Also, generally the creature’s quills are soft compared to porcupines, but they use them as defense, sort of like an armor to protect them against predators. With that being said, hedgehogs do sometimes give humans a fungal skin infection, and some of them are carriers of bacteria, especially when they are wild.
More in Health & Fitness
The Most Famous Procedures in the Plastic Surgery Capital of the World
If you think that the United States is the place where the most number of cosmetic surgeries in the world happen,...April 5, 2023
We Bet You’ve Never Seen Megan Fox Look Like This Before
Fans of Megan Fox would probably not recognize her with her new look, but before you panic, you have nothing to...April 5, 2023
The Special and Surprising Meaning Behind the Names of the Royal Babies
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced the world to the latest royal family member on Wednesday, welcoming their first-born baby Sussex on May 6....April 4, 2023
The Crazy Workout Plan that Turned ‘Lanky’ Bradley into ‘American Sniper’ Bradley
Bradley Cooper wasn’t too sure about playing a Navy Seal in the movie American Sniper. Especially after he saw fellow actor...April 3, 2023
Common Questions about Botox Answered Here
Perhaps the immobile foreheads of numerous reality stars speak volumes, giving Botox a bad reputation, but those who have tried the...April 3, 2023
Kylie Says that THIS Product Gives Her Young and Glowing Skin
Who can keep up with the makeup routines of the Kardashian-Jenner ladies? Honestly, it’s hard to do especially when all of...April 3, 2023
Naomi Watts 3-Step Skincare Routine is What Was Missing from Our Lives
Once in a while, famous celebrities share their beauty secrets and makeup routines. If we are lucky, they would even share...April 3, 2023
Check Out this Amazing Sunscreen that Kourtney Kardashian is Obsessed About
Whether we admit it or not, the sun is one of the worst enemies of the skin. Prolonged exposure to it...April 2, 2023
Are Alternative Weight Loss Therapies Beneficial for You?
After being overwhelmed with different weight loss therapies which do not deliver tangible results, many people are turning towards alternative weight...March 22, 2023