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.
October 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Stevie Nicks is a living legend, and one who used to do a whole lot of drugs back in the day. She’s since tucked her mirror and rolled $20 bill away in a hope chest alongside her peasant skirts and dream catchers, but there was a time when Stevie wouldn’t leave her house without a shitload of cocaine in her shoes.
Opening up on Oprah’s new Master Class series (via KHON), Stevie recalled:
Nicks says, “Everybody else thought you looked beautiful but that’s because everybody else was stoned. You didn’t look beautiful; you looked high.”
She admits her cocaine habit almost killed her, adding, “I went to a plastic surgeon and he looked in my nose and said, ‘You have a really big hole in your nose; it’s very dangerous… Your next hit of coke could be your last hit of anything.”
And now she’s determined to steer others away from getting hooked on the “stupid drug”, adding, “My only advice to anybody who is watching me talk right now is to say, ‘Save your money, because it’s gonna cost you $50,000 to go to rehab… You will have to go or you will die.’”
Fair enough. Cocaine is a helluva drug, in the words of the late Rick James. It’ll f-ck you up before you even realise it, but shit, at least she got ‘Landslide’ out of it (among countless others).
March 25, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Oh man. Did you know? Stevie Nicks is sticking up for Kristen Stewart’s former philandering ways months after all this business has gone down. Just in time! From Us Weekly:
Twi-hard Nicks, who has struck up a friendship with the duo over the last few years (she even wrote a Twilight-inspired tune for In Your Dreams), said she thinks people need to give Stewart — who cheated on Pattinson in July with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders — a break.
“I was her age once, and exactly what happened to her happened to me two or three times, and whoever it was that I was with forgave me all two or three times,”,” the rock icon, 64, explained.
“The fact is that when you’re young and you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and something comes along that is a little bit overwhelming and magical, and you’re kind of in another situation with someone else . . . Things happen.”
Added Nicks of the criticism that’s been lobbed Stewart’s way, “I really always want to say to people, ‘People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.’ It’s not anything the rest of us haven’t done.”
If Pattinson is willing to forgive her, everyone should let them be together in peace, according to Nicks. Says the star, “If what they have is that special they can overcome it, then good for [them].”
So OK. That’s all well and good, but the whole “it’s not anything the rest of us haven’t done”? I know that Stevie survived the sixties … and the seventies … and the cocaine-crusted eighties, but assuming that everyone’s gone out and cheated on their significant other in some fashion? Well. It’s a little presumptuous, that’s all I’m saying.