Brit Awards 2023: Matty Healy gives uncharacteristically tame speech

Matty Healy shocked fans when he kept his acceptance speech short and sweet (Picture: Getty Images)

Matty Healy left fans scratching their heads after delivering an unusually safe acceptance speech at Saturday night’s Brit Awards. 

The 1975 singer made a name for himself during the band’s previous tour after he pulled outlandish onstage antics that left audience members in shock. 

From eating raw meat to kissing concert-goers and getting a tattoo in the middle of a show – ticket-holders were never quite sure what they were signing up for when they walked through arenas’ turnstiles. 

Despite a reputation for the wild and unpredictable, the formally dressed frontman sparked reactions online after he delivered what was deemed the most ‘normal’ speech of the night after winning a statue for best alternative/rock act. 

Taking to the stage at London’s 02 arena, the singer kept it short and sweet reeling off conservative “thank yous” to various music industry personnel and disappeared backstage.

Twitter was alight with comments following the artist’s words and many commented on the ‘weird’ ceremony they felt was unfolding before their eyes. 

The 1975 were given an award on the night at London’s 02 arena (Picture: Getty Images)
Matty was unusually tame and ‘normal’ according to fans (Picture: Getty Images)

A fan typed: ‘You know this show has been weird as fuck when Matt Healy has been the most normal person all night [sic]’.

‘Not Matt Healy giving the most normal speech of the night [sic],’ another said.

This account noted: ‘Omg. Matt Healy looks so like his dad. That was a very brief acceptance speech. He looked a bit awkward. And miserable. #brits [sic]’.

He kept the speech extremely short and sweet (Picture: Getty Images)

While one fan joked: ‘Everyone expected Matt Healy to eat a live chicken then’.

The night was a triumph for Indie duo Wet Leg and Harry Styles as both took home multiple awards for their bodies of work. 

Weird and wonderful moments were seen elsewhere however with outfits on the red carpet turning heads for their daring choices.

Ashnikko donned a nude latex dress that featured huge boils down the back of the gown and resembled something out of an alien flick. 

Sam Smith didn’t disappoint either with a black latex suit that was blown up around their limbs. 

The singer also took to the stage and performed their hit with Kim Petras in a musical extravaganza that ended in a raunchy kiss.

Brit Awards 2023: Full winners list

Hip hop/grime/rap act


International artist


Dance act

Becky Hill

Pop/R&B act

Harry Styles

Best new artist

Wet Leg

Artist of the year

Harry Styles

International group

Fontaines D.C.

Group of the year

Wet Leg

International song of the year

Beyoncé, Break My Soul

Alternative/rock act

The 1975

Song of the year

Harry Styles, As It Was

Producer of the year

David Guetta

Album of the year

Harry Styles, Harry’s House

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