These days, Stevie Nicks goes her own way.
“She loves her current, quiet life,” a friend tells ‘Closer.’ “Her days consist of taking long walks on [LA] beaches, reading, crocheting and watching soap operas like 'The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Days of Our Lives.’
It’s a long way from the young and restless days of her life as a rock star with the ‘70s supergroup Fleetwood Mac, as documented in her new biography, ‘Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumors,’ by Zoe Howe.
Stevie in January 1976. (Photo Credit: Getty)
“She nearly lost her life on more than one occasion,” Howe tells ‘Closer’ of the singer, who battled drug addiction. “There were times she would fall off the stage and have to be rescued.”
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“All of us were drug addicts, but there was a point where I was the worst drug addict,” Stevie, 66, says of her band. “I was doing a lot of coke, and I had a [dime-sized] hole in my nose, so it was dangerous.”
Stevie (far left) with Fleetwood Mac in January 1977. (Photo Credit: Getty)
A doctor warned Stevie that if she did cocaine once more she might suffer a fatal brain hemorrhage, so she checked herself into rehab in the early ‘80s.
But she got hooked on the Klonopin she was prescribed to help kick the coke. “It was actually much worse and stopped her creativity for a while,” Howe says.
She finally got off hard drugs 20 years ago – although she admits to smoking pot occasionally during songwriting.
To read the full story on Stevie, pick up the new issue of ‘Closer Weekly,’ on newsstands now!
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