Being the lead singer in Fleetwood Mac is probably what Stevie Nicks is best known for. She joined the band in 1975, with her first album with them, “Fleetwood Mac,” reaching #1 in the US, at the time. Her second album, “Rumours,” is still a top-selling album to this day.

Needless to say, she’s a pretty iconic and influential music artist. We know she has a great voice. We know she’s super talented. But what a lot of people don’t know? Is that Stevie Nicks endured an abortion in the late ‘70s. She was dating the Eagles singer Don Henley at the time.

Nicks recently opened up about the experience in an interview with the Guardian. It was a long time ago, but it was something that always stayed with her.

The reason she decided to talk about it now was after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, making her think about what will happen with women’s rights come to the election, and whether people will still have that choice in the future.

“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” she said in the interview. “If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions.”

Nicks had the abortion when her career was at its peak and said that if it weren’t for the procedure, her success in the music industry may not have played out like it did.

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” she said. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly.”

“I would have had to walk away,” she added. “And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy. And I thought: you know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world’s mission.”

There was, of course, one more reason she felt abortion was necessary: “There were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs.”

To hear more about her decision, check out the video below.

Are you a fan of Steve Nicks and the band Fleetwood Mac? Did you have any idea Stevie Nicks had an abortion back in the ‘70s?