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The Terrible State Of Shane MacGowan

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 2000

Skint, on drugs, walking a tightrope life, a young man dead in his flat: things could hardly have looked worse for Shane MacGowan. Then, astonishingly, Sinead O'Connor reported him to Kentish Town police. She tells Phil Sutcliffe why.

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