“I don’t smoke anymore,” he told KSAT. “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is more difficult these days and I have to take care. I have been ugly with myself ever since I was raised. ”
He said he started smoking cedar bark “and that’s why we switched to cigarettes and the like.”
“They almost killed me … Now I care more about myself than I did then,” the country musician added.
Nelson sees the song as a form of exercise. “Playing for an hour is a good exercise. Your lungs are the most valuable muscle you have. ”
In August, the artist canceled several concerts in the tournament due to a health problem. “I’m sorry to cancel the tournament, but I have a breathing problem that my doctor has to check. I’ll be back”. This happened soon, and in September he held the concerts.
Many believed then that Nelson was near death. Asked now about the public’s attention to this, he said: “I don’t give two money. Excuse me. I’m here, I’m happy to be here, I’m lucky to be here. ”
In addition, he stressed that he is not currently willing to give up music and concerts. As proof, last week, Nelson released the song “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High.”
Willie Nelson said in an interview published by Rolling Stone magazine in April this year that marijuana helped him survive because he kept him away from cigarettes and alcohol.
“I wouldn’t be alive. It saved my life, seriously. I wouldn’t have lived 85 years if I had continued to smoke and drink as I did at 30-40 years. I think the grass kept me from wanting to kill people. And I think he kept many others from wanting to kill me, walking around drinking. ”
At that time, according to his wife, Annie, the musician used vape devices and chocolate was one of his daily pleasures.
Willie Hugh Nelson, born April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas, is a country music singer and songwriter, occasionally an actor and producer.
Along with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson was successful in the early 1970s thanks to a new style of music, “outlaw country,” which did not meet the criteria of music promoted by the Nashville industry. Willie Nelson confirmed his choice in 1976 when he released an album entitled “Wanted! The Outlaws ”, which became the first country album to be awarded a platinum record in the United States.
Since then, he has released over 70 albums, appeared in over 30 films and television series and is a co-author of several volumes.
Among the causes he supports are the legalization of marijuana use and the use of fossil fuels.
He has written music for over 200 films. He received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Song” for the song “On the Road Again” in the movie “Honeysuckle Rose” (1980), and a Grammy Award for seven nominations, including Waylon. Jennings, The Highwaymen, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard – his albums have been sold to over 40 million children in the United States.