Willie Nelson reveals that he has made a surprising life change due to recent respiratory problems

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Country music legend Willie Nelson has suffered some notable breathing problems lately during recent performances, especially at the CMA Awards last month when he performed a duet with Kacey Musgraves. And, although he has no plans to stop traveling because of his health problems, he is making a major change in his life: he has stopped smoking cannabis.

If there is one thing Nelson is known for besides his country music outside the law, he loves smoking pot. Not only has he smoked it on the roof of the White House, but he has his own line of marijuana products. And, his personal stash is so "superior,quot; that Toby Keith was inspired to write a song titled I will never smoke weed with Willie again.

Nelson, 86, said KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas, the reason behind his decision to quit marijuana.

"I've abused my lungs a lot in the past, so breathing is a little harder these days and I have to be careful," Nelson explained. "I don't smoke anymore, (I) take better care of myself."

Nelson explained that the damage to his lungs is not only due to cannabis smoking. He says he has mistreated himself since he was a child when he started smoking cedar bark, and then went on to cigarettes, which almost killed him. He added that just because rumors circulate that he is close to death, he says he doesn't care and is happy to be here. Nelson then added with a smile that he is lucky to be here.

Nelson says that the key to staying healthy for him is to continue acting because he makes him happy and gives him important training. He says he loves the bus and calls it "home," and being on stage is an "energy exchange,quot; because the crowd gives him a lot of positive energy and hopes to give them a lot of positive energy in return.

"For an hour they move away from everything they don't like," Nelson said.

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Regarding cannabis use, it should be noted that Nelson said he stopped "smoking." But, as users of the plant know, there are other delivery methods, such as groceries. Maybe now everyone wants to join Nelson in his bus after a show for a delicious pan of brownies instead of burning one.


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