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Fleetwood Mac's Mick admits he 'forgot' two years of his life after cocaine use

Mick Fleetwood admitted he 'forgot' two years of his life after battling a 'long, long' cocaine habit.In a new interview, the Fleetwood Mac star, 7

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Mick Fleetwood admitted he ‘forgot’ two years of his life after battling a ‘long, long’ cocaine habit.

In a new interview, the Fleetwood Mac star, 73, confessed the group was ‘well-equipped’ with the drug in the 1970s and has no recollection of his past hiatus from work. 

The drummer branded himself ‘the party animal in the band’ as he recalled when things ‘got out of hand’ after the success of the band’s 1977 album Rumours.

'I was the party animal in the band': Mick Fleetwood admitted he 'forgot' two years of his life after battling a 'long, long' cocaine habit (pictured in 2019)

‘I was the party animal in the band’: Mick Fleetwood admitted he ‘forgot’ two years of his life after battling a ‘long, long’ cocaine habit (pictured in 2019)

Musician Mick told Classic Rock Magazine: ‘There’s no doubt we were well equipped with the marching powder. That’s a well-worn fairy tale that gets more like a war story, that gets more and more aggrandised.

‘I’m not minimalising the fact that we were definitely partaking in that lifestyle. But these weren’t a bunch of people crawling along the floor with green froth coming out of their mouths. We were working, you know?

‘That went on for a long, long time, and Stevie [Nicks] has addressed it, so I’m not divulging anything that she hasn’t spoken about… I remember not working for two years. I can’t even remember what I did.’ 

Fleetwood Mac formed in London in 1967 and currently features members Mick, Stevie, John McVie, Christine McVie, Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Candid: The Fleetwood Mac star, 73, confessed the group was 'well-equipped' with the drug in the 1970s and has no recollection of his past hiatus from work (pictured in 1970)

Candid: The Fleetwood Mac star, 73, confessed the group was ‘well-equipped’ with the drug in the 1970s and has no recollection of his past hiatus from work (pictured in 1970)

'That's a well-worn fairy tale that gets more like a war story': The drummer recalled when things 'got out of hand' after the success of the band's 1977 album Rumours (pictured in 1980)

‘That’s a well-worn fairy tale that gets more like a war story’: The drummer recalled when things ‘got out of hand’ after the success of the band’s 1977 album Rumours (pictured in 1980)

Late last year, their album Rumours re-entered the top 10 with the help of a TikTok video featuring the artists’ iconic single Dreams.

The British-American rock band re-joined the Billboard charts with its famed album, 43 years after it was first released.

Rumours jumped up to No. 9 in the chart, creeping up an impressive six spots from the week before.

Dreams, Fleetwood Mac’s second single from the 1977 album, has seen an even bigger leap, landing at No. 3 in the chart, according to Variety.

Chart-topping: Late last year, their album Rumours re-entered the top 10 with the help of a TikTok video featuring the artists' iconic single Dreams (John and Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick pictured in 2014)

Chart-topping: Late last year, their album Rumours re-entered the top 10 with the help of a TikTok video featuring the artists’ iconic single Dreams (John and Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick pictured in 2014)

Rumours originally spent a staggering 31 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 across 1977 and 1978 and has now returned to the top ten for the first time since 1978.

Dreams climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time on June 18, 1977, and held that spot for one week.

The single has now found its way to the top of the iTunes chart and was also among the 50 most-streamed songs on Spotify.

The unexpected resurgence of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album was driven by skateboarder and TikTok enthusiast Nathan Apodaca. 

My turn: Artist Mick even joined in a TikTok craze which saw skateboarder Nathan Apodaca film himself lip-syncing to Dreams while cruising on his long board and drinking juice

My turn: Artist Mick even joined in a TikTok craze which saw skateboarder Nathan Apodaca film himself lip-syncing to Dreams while cruising on his long board and drinking juice

Apodaca, who uses the TikTok handle 420doggface208, filmed himself lip-syncing to Dreams while sipping on Ocean Spray’s Cran-Raspberry juice and cruising on his long board across an empty highway.

The clip immediately went viral and Fleetwood Mac band members Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood quickly joined the craze to recreate Apodaca’s video.

Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album also benefited from Apodaca’s success, moving up to No. 44 on the Billboard chart this week. 

Iconic: Dreams first climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 18, 1977, and held that spot for one week (Fleetwood Mac pictured in 1969, L-R Peter Green, John, Jeremy Spencer, Mick and Danny Kirwan)

Iconic: Dreams first climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 18, 1977, and held that spot for one week (Fleetwood Mac pictured in 1969, L-R Peter Green, John, Jeremy Spencer, Mick and Danny Kirwan)

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