I mentioned this in passing last week in reference to the singer in Keane, who just checked into rehab, but feel it deserves a little more attention...
The Darkness have cancelled a batch of upcoming tour dates and confirmed that frontman Justin Hawkins is in rehab. The spandex-clad frontman's doctor advised him to take two weeks off from the band.
"Justin has been admitted to a rehabilitation clinic,” the band admitted in a statement. "We would, however, like to make it clear that this emphatically does not signal the end for the Darkness, nor are their label considering 'dropping' them. On the contrary they have taken up their option with the band and are looking forward to releasing the Darkness's third album in early 2007.
"We are not here to comment on Justin's private life--or anyone else's for that matter--but he is feeling better already and as soon as he is ready we will be going straight into the studio to begin recording album number three.
"We hope you would join us in wishing Justin well--and it is for you to judge if a platinum album, headlining and co-headlining sold-out shows across the U.K., Continental Europe, and Australia to an audience of thousands of adoring fans can ever be considered a failure."
Okay then. Failure, no. One hit wonders who’ll never achieve the success of their debut album (which by the way, was NOT a hit in America, by any means), YES!
The Darkness speak out about singer