Willie Nelson says he has stopped smoking as a result of it virtually killed him – WPVI-TV

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Nation music icon, Willie Nelson, introduced he’s not smoking because of ongoing well being and respiratory points.

Nelson is thought for singing the virtues of smoking pot and even has his personal line of marijuana merchandise. On Friday, he spoke to CNN affiliate KSAT in San Antonio, Texas, the place he carried out.

“I’ve abused my lungs fairly a bit prior to now, so respiratory is a bit more tough today and I’ve to watch out,” Nelson, 86, mentioned.

Nelson needed to postpone the tail finish of his tour in August because of respiratory points. He resumed the tour the subsequent month.

“I began smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to no matter,” Nelson instructed KSAT. “And that just about killed me.”

Now, he says, he is extra conscientious about his well being.

“I do not smoke anymore — take higher care of myself.”

Through the CMA Awards final month, Nelson carried out with Kacey Musgraves and at one level it appeared as if he was struggling for breath. However he did pull by means of the efficiency.

Nelson is not planning on stopping touring anytime quickly. He instructed the native affiliate that singing for an hour on stage is the most effective train for his lungs. He additionally added that the tour bus is dwelling to him.

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