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Loretta Lynn tried marijuana for the first time at 84

In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs in concert at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa.

In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs in concert at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa.  (AP)

Loretta Lynn defended her pal Willie Nelson's pot-smoking reputation.

In fact, the country legend admitted trying marijuana for the first time at the age of 84.

"[Willie is] one of the greatest people in the whole world. I know he smokes pot, by my goodness, there's a lot [of] people doing a lot worse than smoking pot," Lynn told People.

She admitted to trying the drug just a few months earlier.

"I got glaucoma and they gave me one of these cigarettes. I took one smoke off of it and it hit me right here in the chest. I like to have died! Glaucoma is just going to have to take over."

The singer isn't letting her illness slow her down. She also suffered a fall that landed her in the hospital this August.

"They tell me to rest all the time," she said. "But I'm not tired!"

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