Fleetwood Mac singer, Stevie Nicks, has revealed that she almost died after a period in rehab.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Nicks also stated that her addiction to Klonopin, a tranquillizer, forced the band’s guitarists Lindsey Buckingham to quit in 1987.
“I went into rehab on December 12, 1993, and came out on January 27 – 47 days to come off Klonopin. I nearly died. And I think one of the reasons that Lindsey left is because I was very, very high on this horrific tranquilliser.”
“I didn’t even make it to most of the recording sessions for Tango In The Night. I was sick. And I think he was horribly worried that I was going to die,” stated Nicks.
Buckingham eventually returned to the band in 1997. He stated, “I quit because things were getting a little too crazy, and I wanted to try to get my feet back on the ground. I think by the time you get to ’96, when we contemplated doing The Dance, there had been enough time where we all settled down as people.”
“The craziness that existed in ’87 and ’88 was gone. We were – for all intents and purposes – adults. I think the time apart helped us appreciate each other.”
Fleetwood Mac are currently preparing for a huge North American tour. This will begin in April and shall run until July. It has also been revealed that their 1977 album, Rumours, is set to enter the UK Top Ten this weekend, 35 years after it was originally released and reached number one.
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