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Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed because it almost killed him

 

86 year old country music legend and long time cannabis advocate has given up smoking due to ongoing health issues.  

 

 

 

Nelson - who has alledgedly smoked pot on the White House roof and even has his own strand of the plant - told CNN affiliate KSAT in San Antonio, Texas:

 

"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 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."

 

Notice he said that he didn't say he gave up marijuana altogether .. 

 

At last month's CMA Awards - Nelson performed a duet of Rainbow Connection with Kacey Musgraves and appeared to struggle a bit through the song.  

 

 

Nelson's smoking habits are legendary - inspiring songs like Toby Keiths'  “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again"