November 29, 2019
KSAT, SAN ANTONIO – Years of smoking marijuana, Willie Nelson now admits, has taken a toll on the country music legend’s health.
Nelson, 86, said “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.”
“I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever,” he said. “And that almost killed me.”
It didn’t, so he made a decision.
“I don’t smoke anymore – take better care of myself,” Nelson said.
His health issues have generated rumors suggesting that he is near death.
“I don’t give a (expletive deleted),” and with a smile added “I’m lucky to be here.” Read more.