According to News Channel 8, country music icon, Willie Nelson said he had to quit smoking weed because of related health issues.
Willie also said that performing at the age of 86 is the best workout possible and stepping on the stage is what keeps him in shape.
“Singing out there for an hour is a good workout. Your lungs are the biggest muscle you got. So when you’re out there working, you are working out.”
Willie had to admit that smoking weed for decades has taken a toll on his lungs.
“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past,” Nelson said. “So breathing is a little more difficult these days that I have to be careful, I’ve mistreated myself since I was this big. I started out smoking cedar bark and it went from that to cigarettes or whatever. And that almost killed me.”
Luckily, it didn’t kill him, so he decided to stop smoking.
“I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself today than I did then.”