Nile: Bad show got me sober
NILE Rodgers says a bad concert performance made him kick his drink and drugs habit.
The Chic guitarist played under the influence in Miami, Florida, and thought he was “amazing”.
After the show 24 years ago, he attended a party hosted by Madonna where he ended up being “carried out”.
And the next day he got a shock when he listened to a recording of his gig.
Nile, who has collaborated with artists such as David Bowie and Diana Ross, said: “I was so embarrassed. I now really feel officially crazy because my brain said I was amazing.
“My performance said I was pretty lousy. The difference between the reality and the imagined reality was just too strong for me to take.
“And I knew that the only thing responsible for that was me doing drugs.
“My drugs made me think it was amazing.
“But the tapes don’t lie. It was not amazing. And that’s the last time I ever had a drink or took drugs and it was 24 years ago.”
CLEANED UP: Rodgers