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"