His just-released autobiography is called “It’s a Long Story: My Life” – which means a lot of secrets for WILLIE NELSON to reveal, as detailed in this exclusive preview by The National ENQUIRER!
The 82-year-old country legend has looked back at events including:
•• The suicide of his son Billy
•• Learning about his disastrous tax problems in the pages of The ENQUIRER
•• Smoking marijuana on the roof of the White House!
Willie still can’t forgive the IRS for going after him in 1990 – when The ENQUIRER revealed that the superstar’s bumbling accountants had him owing $32 million!
He wrote about ENQUIRER readers discovering his “serious financial stew,” saying: “I didn’t even know about it until my phone started ringing.”
Then the musician became more reflective about the tragic suicide of his 33-year-old son Billy in 1991.
Willie wrote: “I’ll be grieving the loss of Billy for the rest of my life … It is an unnatural and unspeakably painful act for a father to bury a child.”
The star later revealed he’s finally found peace in his life – living in Maui, Hawaii, with his current wife, Annie.
The “Always on My Mind” singer also lamented that he can’t live down the fact he famously smoked marijuana on the roof of the White House – just a year after his pal, Jimmy Carter, won the 1976 presidential election.
Willie remembered how he and his then-wife Connie were staying in the Lincoln Bedroom as guests.
He couldn’t sleep, and found the roof while exploring some “back staircases” with a friend.
“Think it’s time to burn one, Willie,” he quoted his pal as saying.
Willie added: “Getting stoned on the roof of the White House, you can’t help but turn inward. Certain philosophical questions come to mind, like … ‘How the f— did I get here?’ ”