Stevie Nicks has looked back on her past drug battles and miraculously coming out the other side.The Fleetwood Mac singer, 73, sat down with Tim McGraw on his Apple music show Beyond the Influence Radio. During the conversation, Nicks discussed her int…
Stevie Nicks has looked back on her past drug battles and miraculously coming out the other side.
The Fleetwood Mac singer, 73, sat down with Tim McGraw on his Apple music show Beyond the Influence Radio. During the conversation, Nicks discussed her interest in writing a memoir, but prefers not to dwell on her history with drugs.
"What I wouldn't put in it," she said of the possibility of a book.
"I managed to save myself. I got through some pretty scary moments. But I saved me. Nobody else saved me. I survived me. I survived my cocaine. I survived it myself."
Nicks revealed she was the one who sought help, and paved the way for a full recovery.
"I checked myself into rehab," she said. "Nobody did that for me. I did it, and that's like with my whole life. So I would dance over those parts — just to give the wisdom out to people — but mostly I would just tell all of these really fun, funny stories ... because those things I would love to share."
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The singer said she'd need to document her life story over four books.
"I think that what I would do first, and only lately have I thought this, I might sit down at some point across the kitchen table with some of my girlfriends who have been there for a lot of it and put on a tape recorder and just start talking from the very beginning," she said.
At another point in the conversation, Nicks discussed Fleetwood Mac's beginnings and meeting bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, who she dated on and off for many years.
"I loved being in a band. Until 1981, I was not the least bit interested in having a solo career," she said. "Even when I decided I did want to do a solo record, I was not at all interested in leaving my band and not being in a band anymore. I just wrote way too many songs for Fleetwood Mac."
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Nicks has previously opened up about the band's past drug use.
"All of us were drug addicts, but there was a point where I was the worst drug addict," she told Rolling Stone in 2015. "I was a girl, I was fragile, and I was doing a lot of coke. It was dangerous."
If you, or someone you know would like to talk to someone confidentially about addiction, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Reach Out. In an emergency, call 000.
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