The lead singer of rock music band The Darkness has checked himself into the Priory rehabilitation clinic.
Justin Hawkins has gone to the Priory rehab clinic for a rest
The band said Suffolk-born Justin Hawkins was suffering from exhaustion after three years of non-stop work.
The singer, famous for his lycra suits and high-pitched vocals, led the band onto the pop scene in 2003 and they shot to the top with their debut album.
Bass player Frankie Poullain left as they compiled a second record and sales were widely regarded as disappointing.
Now Justin Hawkins has checked into the Priory rehab clinic where Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty is also a patient.
In a statement a spokesman for The Darkness said Mr Hawkins had been told to rest after three years of non-stop work.
The spokesman also answered reports about difficulties experienced in recording the band's second album by saying their label is now looking forward to releasing a third album early next year.