Quote: Bob Dylan Reveals Heroin Habit in Previously Unheard Interview

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“I kicked a heroin habit in New York City. I got very, very strung out for a while. I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had a habit, about a $25-a-day habit, and I kicked it. Yeah, I kicked it then.”

—BOB DYLAN, admitting to a heroin addiction in an interview from 1966, a clip of which was recently posted by the BBC. Dylan, who turns 70 today, gave the interview to music critic Robert Shelton while on a private plane to Lincoln, Neb. The tape was uncovered during research for an anniversary edition of Shelton’s ’86 biography No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan. (via the New York Times)