Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Willie Nelson Stop Smoking Weed After It Nearly "Killed" Him

Willie Nelson Stop Smoking Weed After It Nearly

The country music legend has suffered a number of breathing-related health issues recently, and as a result, has made a decision to say goodbye to marijuana.

"I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more hard these days and I have to be careful", Nelson said "I don't smoke anymore".

If there's anyone who says they knew this day would come from the cannabis connoisseur who penned the book Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. frankly, we don't believe you. "I take better care of myself today". "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", he said.

Nelson went on to discuss the lifestyle changes that he's had to make after a lifetime of smoking various substances - from cedar bark to cigarettes - has taken a toll on his health.

His admission to giving up smoking is shocking, but considering he had to cancel shows due a breathing problem earlier this year, he may be serious. "I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people", he added.

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But after many years of smoking weed, Nelson said has taken its toll on its health.

Nelson isn't planning on stopping touring anytime soon. "So when you're out there working, you are working out".

In April, he said he was still getting high "pretty much all the time" in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Sorry!' This happened like 500 times".

While Nelson might've stopped smoking weed, it's possible Annie is finding creative ways to give her hubby his regular dose of THC.

"I was in a celebratory mood and he hands me that pin and I was just snatched and it was like 'ah, f- it, ' " Harrelson said.

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