Priscilla Presley’s son, Navarone Garcia, was spending $3,000 a month on fentanyl — before his mom helped save him from becoming the latest member of his famous family to die while battling addiction.
The 36-year-old frontman of rock band Them Guns told the Sun that he first tried heroin at 17 — and by 29 was addicted to fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger.
“I don’t know how this happened but all the heroin in the United States started to contain fentanyl. So I didn’t even realize I was doing fentanyl,” said the rocker, whose half-sister, Lisa Marie Presley, died a year ago after a long battle with substance abuse.
“So suddenly I was addicted to fentanyl.”
Unlike heroin, where users go hours between hits, “with fentanyl you have to do it every 45 minutes or else you start to get sick,” said Garcia.
“So it got to a point where it was very expensive.
“I was spending $3,000 a month on fentanyl. It was unbearable,” he said.
“I don’t recommend it to anyone because it’s very lethal. If you don’t have any tolerance you die the first time you do it. So it’s a scary, scary thing.”
Garcia believes the synthetic opioid would have killed him if it weren’t for his mom — who had been fed various drugs by Elvis Presley during their marriage but managed to avoid addiction.
“I went to my mum’s house for about three weeks to a month recovering from my problem,” said Garcia, whose father, Brazilian movie producer Marco Garibaldi, was with Priscilla for 21 years.
“I was indisposed. I was useless. She helped me do everything.”
Garcia’s half-sister, Lisa Marie Presley, went to rehab five times to try and shed her addiction to cocaine and opioids before her death last January. The 54-year-old suffered from a cardiac arrest following a weight-loss surgery.
Her son Benjamin also tried rehab to solve his drug and alcohol problem before he died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.
Most notably, Lisa Marie’s father, Elvis, died in 1977 at the age of 42 with 14 drugs in his system.
The news comes months after the release of Sofia Coppola’s latest film “Priscilla,” which has brought new light to Priscilla and Elvis’ relationship.