McFly’s Dougie Poynter In Rehab
He needed help to get over his split from Frankie Sandford…
The Mirror reports that the bassist has been in The Priory for the last month, in order to get fighting fit before McFly’s Above The Noise tour kicks off in Sheffield on 18 March.
A source explained the situation to the tabloid: “Dougie was absolutely heartbroken when Frankie dumped him. He saw himself getting married and having kids and being with her for life. And he was just crushed. It got to the point where he was struggling to get through the day so he decided to seek help at the Priory clinic.
“He’s been in there working hard on getting his head straight,” the continued. “He’s not had a phone or been in touch with any of the band. But they’re backing him all the way and hoping he comes out a far happier person.”
Bandmate Tom Fletcher took to Twitter to ask fans not to worry: “Obviously you’re all reading rumours about Dougie. Please don’t worry… He’s just been having a tough time lately and needed a few weeks rest so he’s fighting fit and ready to slap that bass for you on tour.”
The couple dated in 2009 and split last March but reunited and moved in together. Frankie ended the relationship for good last November and she has since gone public with her new boyfriend, West Ham footballer Wayne Bridge.