Matty Healy, the frontman of indie pop group The 1975’s, made an emphatic return to the stage after recovering from a bout of serious illness.
Healy, who was hospitalised while in Australia, took to social media to say that he was “alive and well” after the band were forced to cancel a headline performance at Brisbane’s Laneway Festival on doctors advice as Healy was forced to recover from a “bout of serious sickness” which has left him “too weak to play”.
A statement from the band read: “It is with great regret that we are unable to play this evening in Brisbane. Matty was hospitalised following a bout of serious sickness. Unfortunately after a medical examination at 5:30pm today the doctor advised that Matty is too weak to play.”
The band continued: “We hope to be back on track for tomorrow’s show in Sydney. Thanks in advance for everyone’s understanding and apologies for the lateness of this announcement. We are all devastated to miss tonight’s show but have to put Matty’s welfare first.”
Despite the setback, Healy channelled his inner-Kurt Cobain when he returned to the stage in a hospital gown with a show at The Domain.
See the clip, below.
The 1975’s Laneway Festival setlist:
‘Give Yourself a Try’
‘Me & You Together Song’
‘Sincerity Is Scary’
‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’
‘I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)’
‘The 1975’ (Notes Version)
‘Love It If We Made It’