He added, "I don't smoke anymore - take better care of myself".
Early in his life, Nelson smoked cedar bark and then went onto cigarettes and noted that the combo "almost killed me". He explained that he's found it more hard to breathe in recent times.
Despite the country singer's recent admission that he has stopped smoking weed, Fox News has confirmed that he is still using the substance. "I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people".
Nelson has been cancelling numerous dates over the years due to breathing issues.
But Nelson is still very much alive, even if rumors started circulating that he was near death after he had to cancel his shows.
During the CMA Awards last month, Nelson performed with Kacey Musgraves and at one point it appeared as though he was struggling for breath. "I'm here, I'm glad to be here. I'm lucky to be here".
"Singing out there for an hour is a good workout", he said. "So when you're out there working, you are working out".
To be clear, he said he would stop "Smoking" pot; he didn't say anything about vaping, eating, or use of medicated CBD ointment.
"I love the bus", Nelson told the station.
Willie Nelson sits down with Harvey Levin to discuss his incredible life including his music, family and the time he got high at the White House.
The report also notes that Nelson said that despite his breathing issues and health concerns, he has no plans to quit touring - and that's another example of what makes Willie Nelson such an icon.
"I was in a celebratory mood and he hands me that pin and I was just snatched and it was like 'ah, f- it, ' " Harrelson said.