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McFly's Dougie Poynter Admits He Tried To Kill Himself During Depression

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By Alicia Adejobi on Thursday 11th October 2012 Photo by

McFly star Dougie Poynter has revealed he tried to take his own life earlier this year after becoming addicted to drink and drugs.

The bass guitarist was admitted into rehab centre The Priory for more than a month in a bid to combat his addiction problems which stemmed from his depression.

Dougie and the rest of his McFly bandmates taped an interview for Alan Carr: Chatty Man this week to promote the group's new autobiography, Unsaid Things... Our Story.

In the interview, Dougie discusses his depression and says that at one point he was so low that he tried to kill himself in a fume-filled car.

"It's always good to reflect on that sort of stuff. I'm in a really, really good place now. It is quite easy to forget," Dougie explained to Alan.

"It's quite therapeutic to go back, quite scary and a bit of an eye opener into how dark it can get if you take your foot off the gas and stop looking after yourself."

Meanwhile, a friend of the star's told the Daily Mirror that his drinking had gotten out of control. "We were all devastated," the insider said.

"His drinking was out of control and he thought ending it all was the easy and perhaps only option available to him."

Great to hear Dougie sought help and is doing better!

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