Ex-ad­dict Matty Healy says heroin is not cool, finds junkies ‘bor­ing’

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Matty Healy, front­man of the band The 1975, who has bat­tled with drug ad­dic­tion, says con­sump­tion of drugs is not good for health or your so­cial im­age.

Sober now, the 29-year-old mu­si­cian said he does not “look up to” the kind of peo­ple who put the sub­stance into their bod­ies be­cause he be­lieves they are “bor­ing” and a “f***ing night­mare”, re­ports fe­male­first.co.uk.

He said: “In 2018, it’s just not cool to be a heroin ad­dict, is it? [Young peo­ple] don’t look up to junkies. I don’t look up to junkies. You can read their lit­er­a­ture, but, God, imag­ine hang­ing out with them — what a f***ing night­mare. Peo­ple on heroin are bor­ing. These days, peo­ple like it when you have got your shit to­gether, and you’ve got stuff to say.”

Healy also can’t un­der­stand how rock stars from the 1960s man­age to keep up the par­ty­ing life­style. He is now “ter­ri­fied of go­ing out” be­cause he suf­fers with “re­ally bad mi­graines” and would rather just stay in­doors.

“I’ll watch doc­u­men­taries about bands from the Six­ties, where they’ve got the same job as me, but they’re also at par­ties and mar­ried to su­per­mod­els and liv­ing the rock star life, and I don’t know how they do it,” he said.

“When I think about so­cial sit­u­a­tions, I lose my mind. I’m ter­ri­fied of go­ing out, be­cause I get re­ally bad mi­graines. So I don’t want to go to, like, the cin­ema and have to leave. So, I just stay in,” the Some­body Else hit­maker added.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

Matty Healy was ad­dicted to heroin in his mid-20s and spent seven weeks at a re­hab fa­cil­ity to over­come it

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