SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM) – Country music legend Willie Nelson says he’s stopped smoking pot — 65 years after he rolled his first joint.
“I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself today than I did then,” he said.
The 86-year-old Texan says, due to ongoing health and breathing issues, he no longer smokes marijuana.
In a candid TV interview in San Antonio, Nelson admitted that years of smoking weed has taken a toll on him.
“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. I’ve mistreated myself since I was this big,” the singer said motioning toward the ground. “I started out smoking cedar bark and it went from that to cigarettes, to whatever. And that almost killed me.”
This past summer Nelson had to cancel 6 shows on his concert tour because he had “breathing issues.”