My mother thought I was dead: Matt Healy

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Scottish actor Matt Healy’s mother Denise Welch thought he was dead after she saw a rumour on Twitter that he’d died of an overdose.


“Russell Brand had that he died in a snowboarding accident, that’s quite funny. Someone said I had an overdose in my flat, who’s making that s**t up? I didn’t. I was on a plane to America,” quoted her as saying.


“My mum rang me in tears. She thought I was dead for six hours. That’s not cool at all. That is the s**t I don’t like (about fame),” he added.


The 25-year-old, son of actor Tim Healy, has grown up dealing with fame but admits there have been a number of rumours about him and he isn’t a fan of the attention that comes with his band’s success.


“There have been loads of rumours. (One) that I slept with Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones’ daughter, I didn’t sleep with her. I wish I had. She’s wife material,” he said.


“I don’t really like it (the fame) on a personal level. I don’t like being so exposed and having things that I don’t think about being topics of conversation for other people. I don’t like the fact that every time I get out of a car I have a f***ing camera in my face,” he added.


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