Tom Petty Tried To Help Stevie Nicks With Her Addiction


. (Classic Rock) Stevie Nicks says while she and the rest of Fleetwood Mac took drugs in the 70s, her addiction was worse than any of her bandmates'. And her friend Tom Petty reveals her coke habit was so bad, he wouldn't have been surprised if he got a call telling him she had died.

Nicks tells Rolling Stone: "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. I had that hole in my nose - so it was dangerous."

And Petty reveals he desperately tried to get her to stop as he was so worried about her health. He adds: "I did all I could to talk her into getting some help and getting right. I was very worried about her to the point that if the phone did ring and they said, 'Stevie died,' I wouldn't have been surprised."

Nicks also reveals she could have been tempted to leave Fleetwood Mac to join Petty as a member of the Heartbreakers if the frontman had asked. Read more here.

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