Awkward moment took place at SXSW festival in 2013
The incident allegedly took place at South by Southwest festival in 2013, Healy said in a recent interview with Pitchfork.
“I was standing by the side of the stage and Usher – actual fucking Usher – bounded over to me, like, ‘Yo man, what’s up?’ And I’m like, ‘Hello, mate. How you doing?’ And then he made some weird excuse and left very quickly.”
Healy continued: “As he was leaving, I realised he thought I was fucking Skrillex, and it pissed me off so much. I haven’t run into him since – but I’m definitely going to pretend to be Skrillex if I do.”
The singer went on to say: “When you start becoming a pop star, you think, ‘Hold on a second, maybe my life is different now—maybe all these people that I thought of as celebrities are going to be normal, and when I walk into a room I’m going to be really cool and so is everyone else’. But that’s not what happens at all – I was awkward, and then I just retreated from any social engagement for about a year. I’m a bit of a hermit now.”
“Russell Brand has an amazing quote: ‘My life is a series of embarrassing events strung together by me telling people about those embarrassing events.’ I empathise with that.”
The 1975 played Glastonbury Festival at the weekend. They will follow their upcoming appearances at Wireless and Reading And Leeds festivals with a one-off headline date at London O2 on December 16.