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The 1975’s Matt Healy talks overcoming addictions and is an inspiration to us all


The 1975 are everywhere.

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We love those lads and we’re still loving their album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It.’ Phew, it’s such a mouthful.

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With all their success, you’d think everything was absolutely fine within team 1975. However, it hasn’t always been all plain sailing; front man Matt Healy has revealed in a new interview with The Guardian that he was once a drug addict.

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“I wasn’t a heroin addict – I never lost it to heroin – but I was a coke addict big-time. I was 18, I dabbled in everything. I wanted to be Jack Kerouac. I thought I was as decadent as all of that. I thought: the world will catch up.”

Fortunately for him and us, Matt was able to curb his addition before it got too bad and is now doing much better. But he also recalls a conversation he had with friends where he realised he had more in common with Michael Jackson than he thought.

“I remember once, I was sat in front of the TV – I must have been about six – and my dad’s mates are all welders. They were sat behind me watching a video of Michael Jackson. And they were expressing their opinions about how alien he was, how unrelatable he was. And I remember thinking to myself: ‘Well, I’m a lot more like him than I am like you.'”

That’s crazy! We’re just glad Matt’s doing way better than ever before.

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If you’ve ever battled with drugs, felt pressure from your friends to ever try them or just want to learn more about the effects of drugs, Talk to Frank right here. It’ll have all the information you could ever need.

Voice off to us @maximumpop about your feeling for The 1975.

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