Willie Nelson is known for many things, from his iconic lyrics — having written for artists such as Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan — to his own powerhouse performances of odes to life on the road. But he is also well known for his habitual use of marijuana.
However, the 86-year-old musician and activist has reportedly put his rolling papers down.
In a recent interview with KSAT, Nelson, who has a few arrests under his belt for possession, revealed that he has stopped smoking marijuana due to his health.
“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful," the Grammy-winning artist said. “I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever... And that almost killed me.”
However, Nelson credits switching to marijuana with saving his life.
"I wouldn’t be alive. It saved my life, really. I wouldn’t have lived 85 years if I’d have kept drinking and smoking like I was when I was 30, 40 years old. I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people," Nelson told Rolling Stone this year.
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