Matty Healy Talks Recent Stay In Rehab For Drug Addiction


The 1975's new era is right in front of us and the band recently released the first single off of their upcoming record "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships". The track they released called "Give Yourself A Try" has references to frontman Matty Healy's recent stay in rehab in Barbados.

In a new interview with DIY Magazine, Matty Healy shared the following about the drug rehab and why he felt it was necessary:

“So when I went away to Barbados, I actually went to rehab. And I should have just said that because it makes me sound like I didn’t wanna say it, but I’ve been telling anybody who’ll fucking listen..I went and worked with horses for seven weeks. I didn’t get dragged away to rehab, I was fucking exhausted and at the [risk] of being another statistic in that prescription drug opioid crisis that hit America because that’s the way I dealt with things on tour.”

“I loved going out on stage and talking to 12,000 people. I didn’t like going back to my hotel room and sitting on my own for another three hours and then being expected to go to bed when I wanted to, I don’t know, change culture or something ridiculously grandiose,”

I knew that I wasn’t going to detox myself, so I went away and I got clean. I wasn’t going there to get straight edge, I didn’t have a drinking problem or anything else, I was just chemically dependent on a substance and I didn’t wanna make a record as a fucking junkie. Who wants to hear that?”

As shared above, The 1975 recently released the first single off of their upcoming record and the music video for this track can be checked out below.

​When the new album will release hasn't been revealed yet.
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