Stevie Nicks Described the ‘Special Time’ She Has Every Night Before Bed

Even rock stars need a nightly routine. Stevie Nicks explained that every night she has her “special time” right before bed in order to wind down from the day. She explained what this time is and why she values it.

Stevie Nicks wears a black jacket, black fingerless gloves, and sunglasses.
Stevie Nicks | Samir Hussein/Redferns

Stevie Nicks is focused on health as she ages

Nicks has not slowed down as she grows older. Fleetwood Mac still tours, she writes music, and she’s working on a TV series. In order to stay on top of everything, she takes meticulous care of her health. This includes avoiding drugs and alcohol and carefully protecting herself from the coronavirus (COVID-19). She also is very protective of her skin, explaining that she uses expensive products and frequently massages her face.

Stevie Nicks wears a black outfit and moon necklace.
Stevie Nicks in 2019 | Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

“I never go to bed in makeup,” she told People. “I haven’t laid out in the sun since I was 28. While everyone else is out there burning up, I’m walking around going, ‘When I do look 60, you will all look 100. Enjoy it now because you aren’t going to be happy when I look young enough to get a date and you don’t.’”

She has a very particular diet

In the late 1980s, Nicks became addicted to her Klonopin prescription. She says that the drug made her lethargic, which led to an unwanted weight gain. She credits her weight loss to workouts and a now-defunct Weight Watcher’s plan. 

“That’s how I stay on my perfect diet—I can come out here in the middle of the night crazed, and there just isn’t anything, so there’s no reason to even bother to come out here, because I’ll just be eating one of my meals that is supposed to be for tomorrow, and I don’t really want that, because it’s exactly what I just had today,” Nicks told Vulture.

Nicks apparently keeps her fridge stocked with chicken, Jell-O, and “at least 25 baggies” of baby carrots on top of packaged, Weight Watchers-friendly meals. Despite the strict diet, she used to carve out some time for culinary enjoyment.

“I eat one yogurt every single night right before I go to bed,” she explained. “It’s my, like, special time.”

Unfortunately, she later gave up her special blueberry yogurt and “special time.” Instead, she requests fresh fruit in her dressing room before shows. 

Stevie Nicks says there’s one snack she has a hard time staying away from

Nicks’ diet has strict parameters, even forcing her to give up her cherished yogurt, but she said there’s one food she has a hard time avoiding: animal crackers. She loves them so much that she has to practically run out of a room if they’re in there. She can sniff them out if they’re nearby.


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“I know they’re back there. I can smell them,” she told Vulture. “I could trash this whole place finding those animal crackers.”