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The 1975's Matt Healy: 'I was a coke addict big-time'

The 1975's frontman Matt Healy has opened up about his struggles with drugs in a new interview with The Guardian

He explained that he went through a period of indulging in cocaine and he can pinpoint the moment that his destructive behaviour stemmed from:

"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."

"And that stems from this: 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.'"

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