Justin quits The Darkness

SUFFOLK rockers The Darkness were today considering their future after frontman Justin Hawkins quit the band.The Lowestoft-raised singer, famed for his falsetto high notes and outlandish catsuits, is reported to have made the decision during a recent spell in rehabilitation for his drug and alcohol problems.

SUFFOLK rockers The Darkness were today considering their future after frontman Justin Hawkins quit the band.

The Lowestoft-raised singer, famed for his falsetto high notes and outlandish catsuits, is reported to have made the decision during a recent spell in rehabilitation for his drug and alcohol problems.

He said: “I feel bad for the others. It will be an upheaval. But it's time for me to move on.

“It would be damaging to my recovery to stay on. I'm not blaming the band for my problem - I am an addict. There are people who can be in bands and stay clean, but I'm not one of them.


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“I am going to do a solo record at some point and get into scoring films. But this is all new so the future is still uncertain.”

Justin, 31, was admitted to the Priory earlier this year - the clinic renowned for treating celebrity clients for a range of problems, ranging from alcohol and drug abuse to stress.

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