Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks has been open about the drug demons she battled during the peak of her fame in the '70s. But even though she conquered her addiction, she still feels heartbroken for young stars she sees going through the same thing.
In an interview with a Scottish newspaper, the "Rhiannon" singer opened up about how she was devastated to hear of actor Cory Monteith's drug-related death.
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"With this Cory thing I've thought a lot about [drugs]," the 65-year-old singer said about the Canadian-born actor, who died from a heroin and alcohol overdose while at a Vancouver hotel.
"Mostly you realised that all that recreational/non-addictive [idea] was bullshit when it started to become more important than music. And it did. And heroin's a lot quicker road to that! It's gonna become more important than your music, or your acting, or your amazing career that you have ahead of you. You're just throwing it away. And you have somebody like Cory who had the world at his feet, and his fingertips."
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Stevie got to know the Glee cast when the show did an episode using songs from Fleetwood Mac's classic Rumours album. Cory's on and off screen girlfriend, Lea Michele, performed the song "Go Your Own Way" while Cory accompanied her on the drums.
Last week's episode of Glee, "The Quarterback," featured characters mourning the loss of Cory's character, Finn Hudson. Several of the show's stars, including Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, taped addiction-related PSAs that aired during the commercial breaks.