Jane’s Addiction’s guitarist Dave Navarro, iconic for chain smoking on stage, has quit the world’s favorite bad habit: smoking. According to his reply to a tweet just a few hours ago, when asked “What kind of cigarettes do you smoke?”, he gave the answer: “I don’t smoke anymore, I quit 8 months ago.”
And that’s not all, Dave Navarro, as of about 2 months ago, has also conquered four years of sobriety. Navarro struggled with substance abuse for much of his adult life, with on and off long segments of sobriety followed by relapse. He reported this on his Instagram:
Here is the reported tweet below:
I dont smoke anymore, I quit 8 months ago. https://t.co/UcB2exkSnC
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) August 25, 2015
While Dave Navarro’s health is more important than anything, needless to say, he looked really good when he smoked, as has been the tradition with rock and roll guitarists like Keith Richards. Let’s take a moment to look back and remember fondly when Dave smoked with some of the most bad ass images of Dave Navarro smoking.
Dave Navarro smoking in 2010, shortly before Eric Avery’s second departure from Jane’s Addiction.
Left to right: Flea, Chad Smith, Dave Navarro (with lit cigarette in hand) and Anthony Kiedis presumably mixing during the recording and production of One Hot Minute, circa 1994-5.
Dave Navarro, driving and smoking, date unknown (Chili Peppers era?)
Jane’s Addiction, left to right: Stephen Perkins, Perry Farrell, Eric Avery and Dave Navarro (smoking?) Circa 1991
Dave Navarro debuting new hair cut with cigarette, circa 2013
Live on the air! With Dave Navarro AND a lit cigarette
Dave Navarro, smoking and playing guitar
Onstage with Jane’s Addiction, smoking a hardy cigarette
Dave Navarro and Slash smoking cigarettes together! Wow!
Well, Jackson Browne said all good things gotta come to an end.