Sly Stone, the former funk singer who fronted the band Sly & The Family Stone, told The New York Post over the weekend he's broke and living out of a van.
Stone, 68, spoke of how his use of drugs and money mismanagement have led him to a homeless life on the road.
“I like my small camper,” he told the newspaper. “I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving.”
Starting in 1968, Stone's band released a string of hits such as “Dance To The Music,” followed by “Everyday People,” “Family Affair" and “Stand!”
But Stone's drug problems worsened in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he was arrested multiple times on cocaine possession and also spent lavishly on items such as expensive cars. He showed up, out of sorts on stage at the 2006 Grammy Awards and scarcely has been seen since.
"Please tell everybody, please, to give me a job, play my music," Stone told the paper. "I’m tired of all this sh-t, man ... with new energy, it will feel good to step on stage. I see all the guys playing those old songs. Let these guys know, like Lady Gaga, let me come in, just let me come in and pay me if you like it.”