Stevie Nicks on Being 65, Single, Not a Stranger
At 65, Stevie Nicks isn't lamenting her single, childless life.
"I live a single woman's life and yes, I spend a lot of time by myself," the Fleetwood Mac singer told The New York Times recently. "I have a few very close friends, most of them I've known forever, and I kind of like it."
Except for a three-month marriage years ago, Nicks has remained single. But she's open to having a boyfriend.
"It would be fun if I could find a boyfriend who understood my life and didn't get his feelings hurt because I'm always a phone call away from having to leave in two hours for New York or a phone call away from having to do interviews all day long," the rock star said. "It's not very much fun to be Mr. Stevie Nicks."
She added, "If it were to happen to me I'd be thrilled. But when I'm 90 years old and sitting in a gloriously beautiful beach house somewhere on this planet with five or six Chinese Crested Yorkies, surrounded by all my goddaughters who will at that point be middle-aged, I'll be just as happy."
Instead of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, Nicks said she's been following her "muse."
That led to her first solo album in 10 years, 2011's "In Your Dreams" and the documentary film about the making of the album that was recently released on DVD.
It also led to her recent guest appearance on "American Horror Story: Coven."
"It was pretty nerve-racking," Nicks said about acting. "There was a point toward the end of the first day where I'd sung 'Rhiannon' like 25 times and they said O.K., one more time, and I'm like, 'Are you insane?'"
Those challenges aside, Nicks said she feels pretty lucky to still be touring with Fleetwood Mac 40 years later - her voice stronger than ever thanks to a vocal coach - and to still be healthy.
"I've been in a famous band for a very long time and because of that I've taken very good care of myself, except for the eight years I was on Klonopin and I got really fat," she said, referring to the eight years she said she "lost" after a doctor prescribed her the tranquilizer following her rehab stint for cocaine addiction.
After finally kicking Klonopin, Nicks now takes good care of herself, including dancing around the house to Gaga's "Applause," while embracing her age.
"You have to keep yourself youthful," she told the Times. "And I don't mean looking 22 and going to plastic surgery and looking like a caricature of yourself, a stranger that nobody recognizes so that you can't even get a table at a restaurant because you really don't look like Stevie Nicks anymore. I wear the right clothes, age-appropriate clothes. But I can still do some of the things I could do when I was really young and pull it off as a 65-year-old chick."