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Stevie Nicks discusses past pregnancy with Don Henley

Nicks spoke about her unborn child and the documentary that made her seek help for a cocaine addiction.

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Aileen Graef
Singer Stevie Nicks opened up about her pregnancy with ex-boyfriend Don Henley, and said if she had a baby girl, she would have been Sara. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Singer Stevie Nicks opened up about her pregnancy with ex-boyfriend Don Henley, and said if she had a baby girl, she would have been Sara. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Singer Stevie Nicks opened up about her pregnancy with ex-boyfriend Don Henley, and said if she had a baby girl, she would have been Sara.

In an interview with Billboard, Nicks said if she and Henley had married and had the baby, she would have named her after a friend named Sara, who became her fellow band member Mick Fleetwood's wife.

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She also discussed her tumultuous past and her stints in rehab, including the time her doctor told her if she snorted another line of cocaine, she'd have a brain hemorrhage.

"The [Mabel Normand] documentary really scared me, because I saw this beautiful girl go downhill so fast. Sometimes you can't see it in yourself, but you sure as heck can see it in someone else. And suicide was never my MO. I'm basically a happy person," said Nicks.

Nicks said she wrote the song "Mabel Normand" after seeing the documentary in 1985, and checked into rehab at the Betty Ford Center less than a year later.

Nicks' new album 24 Karat Gold - Songs From the Vault will hit shelves Oct. 7.

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