The 1975's Matty Healy Says He Apologized to His Mom For His Heroin Addiction

Matthew Healy 1975
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Matthew Healy of The 1975 performs onstage at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy says he expressed his remorse to his mom, British actress Denise Welch, for being addicted to drugs in Q Magazine’s December issue, released on Tuesday (Oct. 23).

“I just want to apologise to my mum,” he said. “You can’t be a parent and have that kind of thing [his drug addiction] out there and not think, ‘Well, why didn’t I…’ You think it’s your fault, d’you know what I mean? When it’s completely not.”

The 29-year-old rock icon had checked into a Barbados rehab clinic last October to cleanse himself of his daily heroin smoking ritual prior to recording The 1975’s forthcoming A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Healy frequently references his struggle in the new album, stocked with lines like “you’ll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs,” and “We’re f---ing in a car, shooting heroin.”

“You have to go to rehab because when you’re not on drugs, the only thing you can think about is getting the drugs,” he said, adding that being on them made him, “a worse writer, person, friend, partner [and] son.”

Healy expands on his drug addiction, taking on topics from depression to Mac Miller’s apparent overdose-caused death in the full interview.

The 1975’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships drops Nov. 30.


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