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McFly Guitarist Checks Into Rehab

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That's unfortunate.

McFly guitartist Dougie Poynter has checked himself into rehab.

Dougie decided to make the step into recovery after struggling to cope with his split from his girlfriend, Saturdays star Frankie Sandford.

When Frankie dumped him back in November, sources say that he's been having a difficult time getting over the breakup. The source says:

"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. 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."

We're glad he's taking the right steps to get better. We wish him the best and can't wait to see him get back on his feet.

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26 comments to “McFly Guitarist Checks Into Rehab”



  1. 1

    Dandruff much?



  2. 2

    Is mcfly another generic sellout band like lady gaga or bob dylan?



  3. 3

    Re: icefire227 – No They are a Really good band and They Wrote a Song called Thats The Truth about his break up



  4. 4

    umm..i hope thats snow in his hair and on his jacket



  5. 5

    Guitarist?? He plays the bass…



  6. 6

    Re: Brandon Channell – How is it possible that the song is about the break up, when the song was made before the broke up ??



  7. 7

    Who the fuck cares and who the fuck are they or him?



  8. 8

    poor doug…hope he is well :)

    for those who don't know, they're actually a pretty cool band in the UK. :)
    def worth a listen.



  9. 9

    I hope he gets better soon, Saw him live about a month ago and didn't notice anything but they're probably good at covering it…
    But besides that i want to wish him the best and hope he will make more awesome music when he's back on track



  10. 10

    people check into rehab/in-patient for heartbreak now ?????? good grief



  11. 11

    i doubt he is checking into rehab because he got dumped more because it is likely he has depression!! I love Mcfly and if he feels that getting away from the world and getting help from professionals that is his right!!



  12. 12

    McFly is NOWHERE close to being a sell out band. They are huge in England and many fans around the world are working on spreading their fan base.The music video for "That's The Truth" focused on Dougie's break up, but the song was written and recorded before the second break up from Frankie Sandford. He was head over heels for Frankie and liked her since she was in SClubJr..a spin off from SClub7.Frankie Sandford dumped Dougie saying the relationship wasn't going anywhere anymore and weeks later got with Manchester City footballer (soccer) ,Wayne Bridge.Since then she has been showing off Wayne Bridge like she is her new trophy which of course makes it hard for Dougie to recover from a heartbreak. A break from all of this press and Frankie bragging about how much better this footballer is when we all know Dougie is the perfect guy any girl would be lucky to have.



  13. 13

    Re: GayRay – believe me they have a lot of fans ! and we do care !



  14. 14

    who the fuck calls bob dylan a sell out? that's just plain stupid… and the most pathetic way to get attention, sorry but you call bob dylan a sell out and that's just BAD



  15. 15

    who the fuck do you think you are to call bob dylan a sell out! that's a pathetic way to get attention



  16. 16

    Re: Lau-Uve – technically a bass is a guitar.

    Anyway I wish him the best, he deserve to be happy and with someone better then Frankie



  17. 17

    who the fuck cares what's on his jacket or in his hair?! morons. my god.
    I hope he gets the help he needs for his depression, regardless. best of luck xo



  18. 18

    I hope he feels better and Sandford is nothing to cry over! Hopefully he gets a quick recovery! Too bad they arent doing a North American tour, they would do so well here. And Bob Dylan was never a sell out. Tools.



  19. 19

    Re: Esther Margreth Petersen – they broke up once before



  20. 20

    McFly has been my favorite band for almost 4 years…so I'm gonna do the natural thing & tell all the haters to F*** off and go live their pathetic life, while us McFlyer's go live happy lives because we support an amazing band. AND AN AMAZING BASSIST. We love you Doug and wish you the best. I can't wait to see your happy tweets again



  21. 21

    Grow a pair, you fucking poor excuse for a man, "my girlfriend has left me, i need attention" fuck off !



  22. 22

    Re: Danny Martin – you probably have no idea what it feels like to be left because no one wants to be with you in the first place. so please, shut up.



  23. 23

    Dougie plays bass in McFly, not guitar.. I hope he gets better soon and that he can feel the love from all the fans and from his friends!



  24. 24

    First of all, I CARE GAYRAY! SHUT THE FUCK UP.
    Second, HE'S NOT A GUITARRIST
    HE
    PLAYS
    B-A-S-S.



  25. 25

    i hope it's snow too lol



  26. 26

    Who cares if he has dandruff? I just hope he gets better soon. xoxo