Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks finally reveals what life changing advice Prince gave to her

In April 2016, the world lost one of its greatest musicians, Prince, at the age of 57. Not only was he known for his incredible talent as a singer, songwriter, and musician, but he also collaborated with many stars throughout his career.

One such star was Fleetwood Mac’s very own Stevie Nicks. Recently, Nicks opened up about her relationship with the iconic star and revealed that Prince once warned her about her drug use. The two worked together in the early 80s, and their musical collaboration turned into “a really amazing relationship.”

Nicks shared that she was flattered to find out that Prince was interested in her romantically, but she saw him as a friend. “Prince and I were just friends,” Nicks told Harper’s Bazaar. “I think he would have been happy to have had a relationship.”

During her honeymoon with her now ex-husband, Nicks heard Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” and was inspired to create her own version. She immediately stopped and bought a tape recorder to record her ideas. That night, she worked on a song that later became the lead single from her 1983 solo album, “The Wild Heart.” The single, titled “Stand Back,” reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart.

After completing her song, Nicks requested a meeting with Prince. Just 20 minutes later, they were introduced to each other for the first time in a Los Angeles studio. Nicks played her song for Prince, and he was so inspired by it that he started adding his own parts on the keyboard. He then gave her a hug and left.

Prince - Purple Rain (Official Video) - YouTube

Nicks praised Prince’s musical talent and said, “He spoiled me for every band I’ve ever had because nobody can exactly recreate what Prince did all by his little self.” Despite her admiration for Prince, Nicks knew it was better to have a musical connection rather than a romantic relationship with him.

It’s interesting to note that Prince’s song “When Doves Cry” was inspired by Nicks’ song “Edge of Seventeen.” These two incredible artists had a deep musical connection that transcended their personal lives.

Nicks also revealed that during her collaboration with Prince, she was heavily into drugs, while he avoided them. Prince was concerned about her drug use and would often have long conversations with her, warning her about the dangers. Nicks acknowledged his advice but continued her drug use until she eventually ended up in rehab twice.

Reflecting on Prince’s accidental drug overdose, Nicks expressed her sadness and believed that Prince would also be upset by the turn of events. She shared, “He’s up there looking down, saying to me, ‘Sweetie, I can’t believe it happened either.'”

Fortunately, Nicks had a conversation with a plastic surgeon that made her realize the severity of her drug abuse. The doctor warned her that the next time she did cocaine, she could die. This conversation led Nicks to check into the Betty Ford clinic in 1986, where she finally turned her life around and overcame her addiction.

In conclusion, Stevie Nicks’ story highlights the profound impact that Prince had on her life. His advice and influence helped guide her towards a healthier path. It’s a tragedy that Prince himself struggled with harmful opioids and couldn’t overcome them. Nicks’ story only reaffirms what a musical genius he truly was and how generous he was with his talent. Prince will always be remembered as a legend in the music industry, deeply missed by millions.

Check out the official music video for Prince’s iconic song, “Purple Rain”:


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