"How could I make it stop?
And it was as I was sitting on the kitchen floor that the answer came to me. It was so stunningly obvious I couldn't understand why I hadn't thought of it before.
My life had turned into a relentless hell, so the only solution was to end it."

Dougie Poynter - Unsaid Things: Our Story

[…] I felt like I wanted to peel back my own skin and crawl out of my body, like that was the only way I’d get rif of this horrible feelings. But of course that was not possible, and the only other thing that would wase the feeling, for a little while, was more drugs. It was a downward spiral, and it was getting worse.
I hated myself, but I couldn’t stop. I started getting sloppy. It’s not very hard to cover things up, but Harry twigged that something was going on. He took me to one side and confronted me with his suspicions. I fessed up. Sort of. ‘Yeah, I’ve been doing a little bit of this and that. You know, now and then. No big deal…’
But Harry’s not stupid, and I think I could tell even at that time that he didn’t believe me. He knew that I didn’t do restraint. But I swwore him to secrecy and he was as good as his word. my secret was safe.

I knew that I was the only person Dougie could confide in. Tom would have found it difficult to take; Danny might have got angry. It seemed to me that Dougie was going through a rebellious streak. It would pass, but in the meantime it was much more important that he had someone he felt like he could talk with, than for me to try to force him into a recovery he wasn’t yet prepared to enter.
That’s not to say I didn’t get worried. […]


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Unsaid Things… Our Story by McFly

In 2003, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter came together and formed what would become one of the most popular and successful bands in the UK. Just teenagers at the time, they were catapulted into the limelight and had to adapt quickly to their new-found fame - and everything that came with it. Now, at last, they have decided to tell their story, in full and revealing detail.

Speaking with candour and their trademark humour, Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie share the stories of both their own lives and that of McFly. They give their personal insights into their contrasting childhoods, the individual paths that led them to the band, the struggles they have each overcome, their love lives and, of course, their music.

Started: 17th October 2012 

Finished: 19th October 2012

“A young guy walked in, and he inmediately caught my eye because he wasn’t chiselled and muscly, or moonwalking across the warm-up room. He was dressed differently to everyone else, and of the hundreds of people we’d seen all across the country, he was the first to turn up carrying a guitar. He looked kind of cool. His name was Danny Jones.”  Tom about Danny on Unsaid Things… Our Story.