The 1975’s Matt Healy opens up about his cannabis use 

“Smoking weed has been a massive part of my life — it’s been, like, my tool,” he says.

By Kieran Delamont

2019-09-20

The frontman of maybe the world’s best active rock band has come out about his weed use. But for The 1975’s Matt Healy, weed has been more than just a way to get high. It’s been what he calls a “tool” to help him weather the ups and downs that have spun him into more serious addictions. 

“Smoking weed has been a massive part of my life — it’s been, like, my tool, which sounds really bad. But when I first started smoking weed, it was like this symphony in my head of every song I’ve ever written. I could’ve gotten diagnosed when I was younger, but I knew they were just going to tell me to stop smoking weed,” he told The FADER. “That wasn’t an option, so I never did. It’s as simple as that.”

Whatever you think of his weed dependency, though, Healy is one of today’s most interesting rock stars. Check out the entire FADER profile here.

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