Ex-addict Matty Healy says heroin is not cool, finds junkies ‘boring’
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.
Matty Healy was addicted to heroin in his mid-20s and spent seven weeks at a rehab facility to overcome it