By Halina Watts
22:00, 8 JUL 2017
The Fleetwood Mac singer believes her friend Prince was devastated by his prescription drug addiction after making it his life’s work to “preach about the downfall of people that do drugs”
Stevie Nicks fears that close pal Prince may have wanted to end his own life.
The legendary hitmaker died aged 57 in April last year after taking an accidental overdose of prescription drug fentanyl.
He had been battling chronic hip pain and Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie, who got close to Prince in the 1980s, says he was isolated.
She explains: “I don’t know in my heart of hearts whether he just took too much.
“Or did he purposefully take too much? Did he accidentally take too much?”
“When you get to be our age – and he was younger than me – and you’re like, ‘I’m not making hit records any more… I’m not able to really tour any more because of my health…’
“You’re not married, you don’t have children… you don’t hang out with a bunch of people because you’re really an isolationist.”
Stevie, 69, who takes to the stage at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time concert alongside her life-long pal Tom Petty tomorrow night, reckons Prince was devastated by his prescription drug addiction.
She adds: “Fentanyl is the worst of the worst of the worst; way stronger than heroin, morphine, anything – and he was having to take it because I think he was probably fractured from his neck down to his feet.
“I think when you’re in that much pain, and you’re somebody who has made it your life’s work to preach about the downfall of people that do drugs, that had to be [a burden]. I think that broke his heart.”
But Prince lives on in her song Moonlight which she regularly dedicates to him.
Let’s hope she plays it this weekend.