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Stevie Nicks Has Feelings About Cory Monteith’s Death

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Cory Monteith died earlier this summer from a fatal mix of alcohol and heroin, which is incredibly sad, especially given his young age and his talent (yes, he had talent, even if he wasn’t your cup of tea). Well, if there’s one fellow celebrity that knows all about the dangers of drugs, it’s Stevie Nicks, and she’s thought a lot about Cory’s passing – enough to have something to say about it in a new interview with The Herald in Scotland:

“I can’t remember who it was but somebody said, ‘This is what will happen if you do heroin: you get really, really sick, you’ll throw up for hours, then you’ll have about an hour of a high. And then, after that high,you’ll start scraping the ground looking for more.

“Then for the rest of your life – probably – that’s what you will do: search the world for that high. And you’ll never find it.'”

“With this Cory thing, I’ve thought a lot about it. Mostly you realized that all that recreational/non-addictive [idea] was bulls**t when it started to become more important than music. And it did. And heroin’s a lot quicker road to that!

“It’s gonna become more important than your music, or your acting, or your amazing career that you have ahead of you. You’re just throwing it away. And you have somebody like Cory who had the world at his feet, and his fingertips.”

Well, yeah, of course it sucks when it gets to that point, but that’s how addiction works, Stevie. You of all people should know. It’s not as simple as saying, “Well, drugs are getting more of my time than my art, so I guess I’ll stop now.” If that was the case, we wouldn’t have addicts in the world. It’s actually surprising to me to hear her say that when she too struggled with addiction but was lucky enough to get the help she needed before it killed her. Yes, I think drug addiction is stupid and it destroys lives, but I also would imagine someone who’s been there would be more sympathetic to how – once you’re actually in its thralls – hard it is to get out.

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  • I don’t think Stevie sounds unsympathetic at all to the difficulties of getting out. If anything, it sounds like she’s highlighting that difficulty in a pretty realistic way. Doesn’t sound shit-talky toward Cory at all, in my opinion.

  • I agree with Casey. She doesn’t sound unsympathetic to me. She makes it clear just how incredibly powerful and destructive heroin is and how it will dominate everything, including your bright future.

  • Boy, that’s not what I got from her statement at all. I don’t get any feeling of talking down or finger-wagging whatsoever. Obvs Stevie knows what she’s talking about and it’s more of an observation with a bit of a tip about what’s gonna happen if you do heroin rather than “this is what addiction is like”. I guess it’s all in your attitude when you read it.

  • Agree with the other commenters. I did not get judgement from her comments at all. I’ve been a big fan of hers for years and listened to, and watched, countless interviews with her. She’s been open about her addiction but I’ve never once heard her judge someone else for their own struggles. She’s merely remarking on how fast and deep you can fall down the hole of addiction. How in the world did you draw the conclusion you did in your assessment of her remarks?

      • Yes, Chaz, because there was definitely a “conspiracy” here. Lord almighty.

        Deb, I just felt Stevie saying that he “threw it all away” and that it was a “waste of a life” – while totally true – kinda doesn’t matter now since he’s dead. I love Stevie Nicks and am not saying she’s some terrible person, just that I didn’t particularly think it was all that necessary for her to point out that he made a big mistake in succumbing to drugs. Of course, that’s just my opinion, because I’m a conspiracy theorist. ;)