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Jack White believes White Stripes bandmate Meg has beaten ‘anxiety’ issues


Jack White has said he thinks his White Stripes bandmate Meg White has beaten her issues with anxiety, which forced the duo to curtail their last world tour in September 2007.

Since then, the drummer has only made sporadic public appearances, and not played a full gig.

Asked if he wanted to reconvene with Meg any time soon, the White Stipes man told The Times: “I would like to,” before adding: “I don’t think her anxiety exists any more. But I don’t know.”

White, who is currently gearing up to release his second album with The Dead Weather, ‘Sea Of Cowards’, on May 10, continued by saying that he and Meg still see each other regularly.

“She was there when we were rehearsing for The Dead Weather, and Karen [Elson, White’s wife]’s band was rehearsing in the next building,” he explained. “She’s still involved and everything, but we’ve never sat down and gone, ‘OK, so don’t forget to block out three months…’ Although we never did that, even in the thick of the craziness of The White Stripes.”

Back in March, White praised Meg’s drumming skills, saying her simplicity “inspires people” to follow her lead.