Matty Healy is safe from the wildfires ravaging Maui amid a trip to Hawaii this week.
The 1975 singer was on the island with the band this week after performing a show in Honolulu on Sunday, with sources confirming the band and entire touring crew were taking a ‘short break’ in the US state following the concert.
Maui is currently being ravaged by devastating wildfires, with at least three raging on the island since Tuesday.
A total of 36 people are confirmed to have died in the horror fires, which have been ripping through the historic town of Lāhainā, home to 12,000 people and a popular tourist destination.
Around 2,100 residents have already been displaced by the wildfires, and thousands remain without power.
Fans voiced concern for Matty, bandmates Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel, and the touring crew as dire reports came from Maui, however, they are now confirmed to be safe.
A source close to the band told Metro.co.uk that ‘the band and crew are all safe’ from the fires.
It’s unclear whether the group are still in Hawaii; they are due to perform in San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival on August 11.
The town of Lāhainā has been the worst affected by the wildfires, with the harbour being burnt p and officials saying 271 structures have so far been destroyed.
Residents have jumped into the ocean to escape the flames, with the US coast guard saying they have rescued at least 14 people from the water.
The 1975’s Honolulu show comes after Matty was banned from Malaysia for speaking against the government’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
Appearing at Kuala Lumpur festival Good Vibes, Matty kissed bassist Ross after saying ‘I don’t see the f*****g point… of inviting The 1975 to a country and then telling us who we can have sex with.
‘I’m sorry if that offends you and you’re religious… but your government are a bunch of f*****g r*****s.’
Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Digital cancelled the festival in the wake of the protest stunt.
The rest of The 1975’s Asia Tour, which included stops at Jakarta, Indonesia’s We the Fest, and a show in Taipei, Taiwan, was also pulled.
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