In a tell-all interview with Billboard, the 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac star opens up about her substance-abuse issues, revealing a doctor warned her she would “have a brain hemorrhage” if she did one more line of coke.
But it was watching a movie in 1985 on drug-addicted silent movie star Mabel Normand, who died at 37 as an indirect result of her drug use, which finally opened her eyes. “The documentary really scared me, because I saw this beautiful girl go downhill so fast,” she notes. “Sometimes you can't see it in yourself, but you sure as heck can see it in someone else.”
“And suicide was never my MO," continues Nicks. “I'm basically a happy person. I was a happy person back then. I just got addicted to coke, and that was a very bad drug for me.”
Nicks got clean after a rehab stint in Betty Ford, but she now draws a comparison between Normand and 28-year-old Lohan.
“Cocaine was obviously a very bad drug for Mabel too. She had a gang of rich kids, like Lindsay Lohan today,” she says. “That same bunch of girls comes around every 15 years.”
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