Stevie Nicks has never been just an ordinary girl. The way she delivers herself in front of everyone is quite distinctive and ethereal— the things that truly made her a star.
Other than the fact that she is a fantastic singer/songwriter inside the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac, her colorful life as a star made her who she is today. Through hardships and success, she’s done it all. And below, we’ll dive into some of the lesser-known stories of Stevie Nicks’ splendid life.
Stevie’s grandfather introduced her to the world of music. When Stevie was a young girl, his grandfather taught her about the wonderful world filled with songs of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers— two of the artists that her grandfather admired. She grew up listening to country songs as well.
She met Lindsey Buckingham at a religious youth meeting. The Nicks family were frequent movers due to her father’s corporate career. During her stay in California, she met Lindsey Buckingham, her future boyfriend, and collaborator, inside a religious youth meeting called “Young Life”. That was the first and last meeting of the two, until two years later, Nicks got a call from Buckingham, asking if she would like to join a group called the Fritz. When Fritz broke up, their relationship stayed and the two began to continue as a performing duo.
Stevie Nicks felt insecure about her appearance. While many loved and admired the Fleetwood Mac singer for her looks, she admitted that she doesn’t like the way she looked, especially in the 70s and 80s. She tried getting breast implants, but years after, removed them since it made her fatigued all the time. She also admitted to wearing black all the time because “we all look thin in black,” she said.
Nicks had a brief relationship with Mick Fleetwood. Mick, the drummer of Fleetwood Mac, had a relationship with the singer for a brief moment. After Rumours came out, Buckingham and Nicks were no longer together, thus allowing the singer to fool with Fleetwood, who was also in the process of getting divorced. The two didn’t work well.
She had an abortion which let her continue to make music. In 1979, Nicks accidentally got pregnant while still in a relationship with Eagles’ Don Henley. This didn’t bode well for her, who is still at her career heyday. This put her to a decision to abort the fetus since abortion had been legal by then. She didn’t want to lose her career being a mother, and with her living conditions at that time, she thought it was best to just lose it.
Nicks got a hole in her nasal septum due to her excessive use of cocaine. It was no urban legend; Stevie Nicks did have a dime-sized hole inside her nose due to cocaine use. “All of us were drug addicts, but there was a point where I was the worst,” she once said in an interview.
She is a little witchy. Many thought of Stevie Nicks as a woman who “adores” black magic, what with all her fashion and music often portray. While she’s not a hardcore fanatic of such, she did admit that she is a “little witchy” who can still feel her loved one’s spirits from time to time.
She is the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. It was truly a milestone for her career to be called as the first woman to be inducted in the RRHF twice: first with Fleetwood Mac and the other for her solo career.
She is currently battling with a lot of health issues. In 2019, after the RRHF feat, she was rushed into ICU for lung problems. She also fractured her left knee after she tripped in the snow. She also canceled five of her shows this year, stating that she needs to be wary of the COVID-19 surge.