There was nothing more important than Joe Walsh, not my music, not my songs.The singer said she snorted so much cocaine it tore a hole through her nose,
Stevie Nicks opens up about her battles with addiction and her love life in the new book, Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis,
According to The Daily Mail, Nicks who was also linked to Eagles frontman Don Henley, fell for the band’s guitarist in 1983 and revealed that when she meet Walsh she thought, “I can never be far from this person again.”
“We were probably the perfect, complete, crazy pair. He was the one I would have married, and that I would probably have changed my life around for a little bit, anyway. Not a lot. I loved him. I really looked after him, and that’s what probably scared Joe the most. We were busy superstars and we were doing way too much drugs. We were really, seriously drug addicts. We were a couple on the way to hell.” (Stevie Sicks)
Despite romances with Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and Don Henley, Nicks says Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was the love of her life.
In 1986 Walsh called her and told her not to contact him again.
She spoke about their break up saying: “It nearly killed me. We had to break up or we thought we’d die. We were just too excessive. But there was no closure. It took me years to get over it — if I ever did. It’s very sad but at least we survived. There was no other man for me. I look back at all the men in my life, and there was only one that I can honestly say I could truly have lived with every day for the rest of my life, because there was respect and we loved to do the same things.”
Their breakup was bitter when he dumped her to head off to tour in Australia The 69-year-old admits that overcoming her addiction to pills was harder than quitting her $1 million cocaine habit-
The Fleetwood Mac singer said she’ll never forgive the ‘groupie’ psychiatrist who just wanted to hear ‘rock and roll’ stories so he kept her hooked on pills.
After going through an intense 47-day rehab detox in 1993, Nicks came out clean and began working on new music.
Grammy winning singer-songwriter, Stevie Nicks snorted so much cocaine and became so addicted to the drug that she had to be shadowed to keep from falling off stage when performing and needed to have someone tuck her into bed at night.
‘All of us were drug addicts. But there was a point where I was the worst drug addict. I was a girl, I was fragile, and I was doing a lot of coke and I was in danger of brain damage’, she told author Stephen Davis for his upcoming book, Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks.