‘Open a savings account for rehab!’ Stevie Nicks, 72, warns aspiring musicians to set aside $30,000 for battling future addictions
Rock legend Stevie Nicks has advised future stars to start saving up for rehab now and put aside $30,000 for upcoming treatment.
The Fleetwood Mac songstress, 72, revealed drugs were rife during the height of her fame in the 1970’s and warned against the dangers of substance abuse during a recent BBC Radio interview.
Stevie said: ‘I wouldn’t advise anybody to get into it because if you do, I tell everybody open a savings account and start saving money for your rehab bill because it’s going to cost 30,000 bucks to go and get off these drugs so just don’t start.’
Wise woman: Rock legend Stevie Nicks, 72, has advised future stars to start saving up for rehab NOW and put aside $30,000 for upcoming treatment
The American hitmaker has spoken openly about her own addiction battles, describing herself as a former drug addict in an interview with Louder Sound last March.
Two time Grammy winner Stevie shared that her dependency on cocaine left her with a hole in her nose, but told the publication she overcame her demons.
Speaking from experience, Stevie said that hedonistic experimentation is inevitable for those in the music industry and no amount of sage advice will alter that.
Stevie said: ‘I don’t think you can tell a drug addict what to do, I think a drug addict has to wake up one morning and say and say, “I’m a drug addict and I’m dying and I’m not going to do it anymore.”
Rock n’ roll: Stevie, who rose to fame with folk rock band Fleetwood Mac in the 1970’s has spoken openly about her own battles with addiction, particularly cocaine
The Edge of Seventeen crooner said that people from all walks of life were dependent upon drugs during rock’s golden era.
Stevie said: ‘It wasn’t just us bands either, it was housewives, and lawyers, and music industry people and everybody…I mean you were there, it was not a good time.’
The Music Hall of Famer recently revealed that she had been penning new songs during lockdown after being inspired by none other than Harry Styles.
Realist: Speaking from experience, Stevie told BBC Radio that hedonistic experimentation is inevitable for those in the music industry and no amount of sage advice will alter that
Stevie took to her Twitter in March to share her emotional struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, while giving a shout out to the Fine Line singer.
While held up at home with family and close friends, she wrote ‘I am getting all my paintings and drawings out — listening to music (mostly Harry Styles’ Fine Line) and being inspired by him to write some new songs and poetry. Way to go H — it is your Rumours.’
Comparing Fine Line to Rumours is quite the compliment from Nicks, as Fleetwood Mac album, released in 1977, had hits such as Go Your Own Way and Dreams and has been lauded as the band’s best album.
A note from Stevie: The 72-year-old posted a note to Twitter in March, in which she shared how she is getting through the difficult period and some advice for fans
Creative: The Music Hall of Famer recently revealed that she had been penning new songs during lockdown after being inspired by none other than Harry Styles