Stevie Nicks Admits She Almost Died From Pain Killer Addiction
Stevie Nicks says that her addiction to pain killers in the early 90s was so bad that it almost killed her.
Speaking with Rolling Stone magazine, the Fleetwood Mac singer explained what happened: "I went into rehab on December 12, 1993 and came out on January 27 - 47 days to come off Klonopin. I nearly died."
Nicks admits the stress of her addiction adversely effected the band: "I think one of the reasons that Lindsey [Buckingham] left is because I was very, very high on this horrific tranquilizer. I didn't even make it to most of the recording sessions for Tango In The Night."
Buckingham says Nicks' addiction wasn't the sole reason for his departure:
"I quit because things were getting a little too crazy, and I wanted to try to get my feet back on the ground. I think by the time you cut to '96, when we contemplated doing The Dance, there had been enough time where we all settled down as people."
The band is now gearing up for a full-scale tour of North America that will run from April to July.
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