McFly’s Dougie Poynter Bravely Admits He Turned To Drugs After The Band Split


Dougie Poynter bravely spoke of taking “lethal doses” of Valium after McFly broke up.The bassist, 32, struggled after the Five Colors In Her Hair hitmakers took an indefinite hiatus in 2016, and he says he turned to drugs to help his concerns about the breakup of the group to “disappear”.

Music star Dougie – who previously attempted suicide in 2011 for alcohol and drug issues – opens up about his soothing drug battle in candid conversation with bandmates – Tom Fletcher , Harry Judd and Danny Jones – on an upcoming episode of their ITV McFly: All About Us.

In the preview clip seen by The Sun, Dougie says, “On the one hand, I felt inspired because friends in LA were taking me to see other bands and stuff.

“On the other hand, I was like, ‘But my band is broken and it’s all my fault.’ Valium was one way to make it all go away.

Dougie Poynter says he took Valium after McFly broke up

Musician Danny would recall in the footage: “He went from pretty sketchy to super cold, like almost dribbling and I was like, ‘There’s something wrong man.’

According to the post in the scenes aired Saturday, Harry shares that he asked Dougie what he was taking and if everything was okay.

Revealing that Dougie was clear, Harry adds, “And he kind of told me what he had taken. He was like, at that lethal dose. ”

The quartet explains how Dougie entered rehab and the group participated in group therapy.

The bassist struggled after the hitmakers decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2016

Harry reflected in the clip, “We realized Dougie hadn’t done anything wrong. And that’s the biggest lesson in all of this.

In 2012, Dougie recounted how he was driven to the brink of despair by his inner demons and attempted suicide after struggling with drink and drugs.

The former I’m A Celeb winner made the shocking confession during a Channel 4 recording of Alan Carr’s Chatty Man.

He blurted out his feelings in a moving interview as Carr asked him about the band’s autobiography, Unsaid Things… Our Story.

Referring to the book, Carr said, “Look, I have to say, it got really dark, about you trying to kill yourself?”

Dougie replied, “Yeah. “

Carr added, “The last time you were on Chatty Man, you weren’t yourself.

“Now I realize you were struggling with alcohol and drugs. Did you feel better once you wrote about it? ”

Dougie replied, “It’s always good to think about this stuff. I’m in a really great place now. It’s quite easy to forget.

“It’s pretty therapeutic going back, pretty scary and a little indicative of how dark it can be if you take your foot off the gas and stop taking care of yourself.”

In 2011, Dougie had already attempted suicide due to alcohol and drug problems, he then went to rehab

Dougie attempted suicide in a smoke-filled car in February 2011 and was subsequently treated for depression in rehab.

He recovered well and won the 11th round of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

* McFly: All About Us airs Saturday at 6:40 p.m.

* If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free 24/7 helpline at 116 123. You can also send an email to [email protected] or visit their site to find your local branch


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