Pacific Palisades, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) – Former Fleetwood Mac singer Steve Nicks says she believes being addicted to prescription drugs for years prevented her from having a baby.
In an exclusive interview with Fox411′s Pop Tarts in Pacific Palisades, Nicks said she regrets taking medication to help her cocaine addiction because it “ruined” a big part of her life.
“The only thing I would change is walking into that psychiatrists office who prescribed me Klonopin,” she said. “That ruined my life for eight years.”
Now at age 62, Nicks said Klonopin, which is a tranquilizer generally used to treat seizures and panic disorder, was not for her.
“That was just a stupid doctor making a groupie mistake and just wanting me to come in there, tell him about all my music friends and young Hollywood and that nearly ruined my life and nearly killed me,” she said. “That’s eight years that I could have. God knows, maybe I would have met someone, maybe I would have had a baby. That was my prime eight years. That was a big mistake. Everything else was exactly how it should have been.”
Nicks, who just released her first studio album since 2001, said her new project is a collection of songs she said came directly from her years of journals.
“It is real, the experiences are real,” Nicks said. “I’m not a storyteller, because I don’t make up stories. The stories are real.”
Nicks also insisted that the music business has changed since her days with Fleetwood Mac, but felt she “needed to make her new record “In Your Dreams.”
It is huge pressure, but I needed to make a record, I needed to write songs and be the artist that I have always told everybody I am,” she said. “I’m sorry that the music business is a mess and I’m sorry that Internet piracy has taken over, but this is not going to stop me from being an artist.”
Nick’s first solo album in a decade “In Your Dreams” is now available.