Does Willie Nelson know something we dont? Or is the legendary country singer, now in his 86th year on this planet, just sick of the smell? One thing is for certain: Its the end of an era.
During a recent appearance on San Antonios KSAT, Nelson told the news station that hes done with marijuana: 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. Ive mistreated myself since I was this big. I started out smoking cedar bark, and it went from that to cigarettes to whatever. And that almost killed me. I take better care of myself today than I did then.
The news comes just a few months after Nelson canceled a string of tour dates due to breathing problems. It seems that his recent decision is related.
Update:Vice reached out to a representative for Willie Nelson, who responded with the following statement: Willie has not quit cannabis. The implication being, it seems, that while Nelson has quit smoking pot, he has not quit ingesting it. Everything is fine, people! Carry on!