Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks has revealed that she wrote a personal letter to the cast of hit US musical show Glee following the tragic death of actor Cory Monteith this July.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph magazine Stella, the singer explained that her previous struggles with drugs moved her to contact the grieving cast. “I said, ‘Forgive me if I’m stepping into your personal space. I lost my godson to an overdose last year – he died at a fraternity party – so I do understand how shocking that is,'” Nicks told the supplement. “When what happened to Cory happened, I was just sick for days. Honestly, just sick. [Drugs are] just so prevalent. It’s everywhere. It’s worse than when we were young.”
Nicks had previously been in contact with the cast of the show in 2011, when the program covered several songs from the band’s seminal 1977 record ‘Rumours’.
Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13. A coroner’s report later revealed that the star had died from a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac recently revealed that former band member Christine McVie would join the group for a couple of dates on their forthcoming UK tour.
McVie, who left the band in 1998, is rumoured to be performing her self-penned classic ‘Don’t Stop’ on the tour – which is due to kick off in Dublin this Friday (September 20) and wind up in Glasgow on October 3.
Fleetwood Mac will play:
Dublin O2 (September 20)
London O2 Arena (24, 25, 27)
Birmingham LG Arena (29)
Manchester Arena (October 1)
Glasgow The Hydro (3)