Willie Nelson Has Quit Smoking Marijuana – Here’s Why

Willie Nelson Has Quit Smoking Marijuana - Here's Why

Willie Nelson has been known throughout his career for his marijuana use, but now he is no longer smoking the substance.

The 86-year-old country music legend is focusing on his health these days, and the includes quitting smoking.

“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful,” Willie told KSAT. “I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever. And that almost killed me.”

“I don’t smoke anymore – take better care of myself,” Willie said of his remedy.

Willie has often been the subject of death rumors, but he’s still going strong.

“I don’t give a [expletive deleted] I’m here, I’m glad to be here,” he said with a smile. “I’m lucky to be here.”