Loose Women’s Denise Welch has shared a sweet tribute to her rockstar son, Matt Healy, to mark his 30th birthday.
The presenter posted a touching message to her firstborn alongside a throwback collage on Twitter, giving fans a glimpse of The 1975 frontman when he was a little boy.
Happy 30th birthday to my first born. You changed my life and went on to change many others. I love you Matty❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/ooniZvJVan
— Denise Welch (@RealDeniseWelch) April 8, 2019
She tweeted: “Happy 30th birthday to my first born. You changed my life and went on to change many others. I love you Matty.”
Her fans commented on the post with warm messages of their own.
One wrote: “A special day for you both. Happy Birthday Matty. Welcome to your 30s.”
Another replied: “He changed mine… wow… your baby is 30! Doesn’t matter old they get, they are still our babies… I hope wherever he is in the world, he has the best day (and rings his mum!)”
Someone else wrote: “Thank you for creating such a wonderful human being.”
Matt’s dad is actor Tim Healy, best known for playing Dennis Patterson in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Brian Tully in Coronation Street.
Denise and Tim were married for 24 years before divorcing in 2012. They have another son, 18-year-old Louis Healy.
Matt is the lead vocalist for The 1975, which he formed as a teenager alongside bandmates Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel.
Earlier this year, Denise opened up about his battle with drug addiction and how proud she is of her son.
Speaking on Loose Women, she said: “I’m incredibly proud of him, he’s completely clean now. He’s a wonderful young man, a wonderful son and a wonderful brother.”
Denise has previously been open about her own struggle with mental health.
In February, she spoke about almost having a panic attack while performing in a stage adaptation of Calendar Girls.
She told her fellow Loose Women panellists: “I went on [stage]… and I started to project about things I can’t control within the show. I started to think, ‘I can’t remember the lyric. I can’t remember the line’.
“I could feel the old horrors, I felt my heart racing and my throat closing up.
“There were a couple of people who noticed on stage, I’m grateful that the audience didn’t notice. I was in quite a distressed state.
“I was convinced I was going to forget [my lines] and that I was going to fall. I was in a state.”
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