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KISS icon Gene Simmons reveals how he stays fit and healthy at age 71

KISS icon Gene Simmons reveals how he stays fit and healthy at age 71 – and why he wouldn’t recommend plastic surgery despite having a facelift

Gene Simmons has revealed how he stays fit enough to rock out on stage, even at age 71. 

The KISS performer, whose band will bring their End Of The Road’ tour to Australia later this year, says it’s down to genetics – and hard work. 

When asked how he is feeling about his body, the singer told The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday: ‘Terrific, terrific. Again, it has to do with genes. 

Tough guy: Gene Simmons (pictured) has revealed how he stays fit enough to rock out on stage, even at age 71. ‘I do five-mile hikes every other day; I’m in great shape. In fact, the whole band’s in great shape’ he said on Saturday 

‘I do five-mile hikes every other day; I’m in great shape. In fact, the whole band’s in great shape.’

Gene and his wife Shannon Tweed, 64, who he married in 2011, had ‘his-and-hers’ facelifts in 2007. 

However the performer said he does not recommend plastic surgery to others. 

No work: Gene and his wife Shannon Tweed (both pictured) had 'his-and-hers' facelifts in 2007. However Gene said he does not recommend plastic surgery to others

No work: Gene and his wife Shannon Tweed (both pictured) had ‘his-and-hers’ facelifts in 2007. However Gene said he does not recommend plastic surgery to others

‘I don’t recommend anything that I’ve done to anyone. Just because I order something off the menu, doesn’t mean you should,’ he told the paper. 

‘Order whatever makes you happy. Everybody’s journey should be a personal choice. Don’t look over your shoulder while you’re running the race of life. Do the best you can. To thine own self be true.’ 

Glam rock legends KISS will perform in Australia from November to December 2021, playing shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville.

Soon: Glam rock legends KISS will perform in Australia from November to December 2021, playing shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville

Soon: Glam rock legends KISS will perform in Australia from November to December 2021, playing shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville

The original shows had been scheduled for late 2019, but the band had to postpone the tour when frontman Paul Stanley fell ill.

KIIS will start the Australian leg of the End of the World tour on November 14 at the RAC Arena in Perth.

They will then perform at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre (November 17), Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (November 20 and 21), Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney (November 26), Brisbane Entertainment Centre (November 30) and the Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville (December 4).  

Delayed: The original shows had been scheduled for late 2019, but the band had to postpone the tour when frontman Paul Stanley fell ill

Delayed: The original shows had been scheduled for late 2019, but the band had to postpone the tour when frontman Paul Stanley fell ill

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk