Willie Nelson Stopped Smoking, But He’s Still Using Marijuana

Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Willie Nelson recently made headlines after confessing he no longer smokes. During an interview with KSAT TV. the 86-year-old shared that he doesn’t smoke anymore in an effort to “take better care of myself.”

The internet was in disbelief over the news of Nelson’s decision to quit smoking, but it turns out the legendary entertainer is still getting his marijuana fix.

Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock, recently told The Associated Press that her client has not given up using cannabis and pointed out that there are various ways to consume it.

“That said,” she wrote in an email, “Willie does what he wants, when he wants, when it comes to smoking.”

Although the singer has experienced issues breathing that have forced him to postpone or cancel shows while on tour, the Texas native said he has no plans to stop.

“I love the bus,” he shared. “This is my home.”

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