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Willie Nelson Shares that Marijuana Saved his Life


Willie Nelson shared his secret to breaking his smoking habit in his recent interview with Jimmy Fallon. You might have guessed it already. Yes, the use of medicinal marijuana is apparently the key to breaking Nelson’s smoking habit.

willie nelson, jimmy fallon
via Willie Nelson/Official Facebook Home Page

On the interview, the show host asked Willie Nelson about his recent Rolling Stone cover. On the cover of the magazine, the country legend opens up about his struggles with smoking and how medicinal marijuana helped him through his issues.

Willie Nelson on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

willie nelson, jimmy fallon
via Screengrab from YouTube

It is not that common for country artists to be featured on daily shows anymore. The rise of popular music made it hard for country artists to get their spotlight on these shows. Luckily, Jimmy Fallon is a huge fan of Nelson. He got invited to promote his latest album Ride Me Back Home and his outlaw tour. Yes, even at the age of 86, Nelson is still going on tours. On the interview, he shared his tour life and what it feels like living in a bus.

Willie Nelson was also asked about his Rolling Stone cover. He opened up about his struggles before using marijuana. The singer shared that he had pneumonia and his lungs almost collapsed. When the use of marijuana was suggested to him, he got better and was able to stop his smoking habit.

Willie Reserve and Ride Me Back Home

After opening up about his struggles with smoking, they talked about the singer’s marijuana business. The singer jokingly said that he has a unique position in his company. He stated that he is the ‘CTO’ or the Chief Tasting Officer. Before releasing the products, he smokes it first and he decides if it is good or not.

He also talked about his recent album and his love for his horses. Interestingly, the horse named Blue featured on the album cover, was not his horse. He shared that he borrowed the horse from his neighbor. Jimmy was laughing the entire time and was happy that he got to invite his idol, Willie Nelson.

Watch the hilarious interview here:

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