Mcfly have been flooding our TV screens promoting their new album and upcoming tour, but the usual foursome has been one man down these past few weeks.
Yes the trio are missing their hunky bassist, Dougie Poynter. Dougie has recently taken time away from the group whilst recovering in rehab for personal issues following his break up with the Saturdays’ Frankie Sandford.
The couple started dating in January 2009 and the relationship came to a frosty end when Frankie dumped him in November 2010. Frankie, who was voted one of FHM’s sexiest women in 2010, swiftly moved on and is now with footballer Wayne Bridge, yet Dougie has been struggling to cope with the split.
Devastated Dougie checked himself into the Priory last month in an attempt to clear his head and get back on his feet for the upcoming Mcfly tour “Above the noise”.
The band was forced to postpone the first three dates of the tour in order to allow more time to rehearse after Dougie’s completion of his stint in rehab.
A source close to the star told the Mirror: “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.”
Four weeks later and Dougie is said to be recovering well and is all set to reunite with the band to kick off their UK tour on the 18th of March.
Cheer up Dougie! I’m sure there are plenty of Mcfly fans who are more than willing to fill Frankie’s shoes.