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Stevie Nicks Says Past Drug Issues Have Not 'Defined' Her Life, Wants To 'Dance Over Those Parts' If & When She Tells Her Life Story

Aug. 19 2021, Published 8:34 a.m. ET

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Stevie Nicks seems proud of saving herself from her past issues with drugs, but it's not something the "Edge of Seventeen" singer wants to represent her life story.

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The 73-year-old joined Tim McGraw on his Apple Music Country show Beyond the Influence Radio on Wednesday, August 18.

Nicks said she has been debating sharing her life story with fans and has considered publishing a collection of stories, but her time using drugs is not something that "defined" her life.

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"I managed to save myself. I got through some pretty scary moments, but I saved me, nobody else saved me," the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman said. "I survived me. I survived my cocaine. I survived by myself."

Nicks said that she checked herself into rehab on her own terms. "Nobody did that for me. I did it and that's like with my whole life," she said. "So I would dance over those parts just to give the wisdom out to people."

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"I think that what I would do first, and only lately have I thought this, I might sit down at some point across the kitchen table with some of my girlfriends who have been there for a lot of it and put on a tape recorder and just start talking from the very beginning," she explained of telling her life story.

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The songstress said that she might break her life story up into four different books.

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Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 with then on-and-off boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. "I loved being in a band. Until 1981, I was not the least bit interested in having a solo career," she told McGraw.

"Even when I decided I did want to do a solo record, I was not at all interested in leaving my band and not being in a band anymore. I just wrote way too many songs for Fleetwood Mac," the rocker said.

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Although Nicks went on to have a successful solo career, the band was always important to her. She looked into the prospects of becoming a solo singer "very quietly" and always made it clear that she did not want to leave Fleetwood Mac.

"Fleetwood Mac was my team," she explained. "I had them and I felt safe. So I felt like, 'I'm not trying to break up this band, I'm just trying to actually keep this band together.' Because what's going to keep this band together is me being able to make the odd solo album here and there when you guys are doing other things."

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Nicks has canceled her 2021 performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. She previously told Associated Press that she feels the pandemic is stealing precious time from her.

"This is stealing what I consider to be my last youthful years," she told the publication in October. "I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away. I have places to go, people to sing for, another album to make."

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