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Vegetable smoothies and 60 sit ups-a-DAY… Status Quo’s Francis Rossi reveals lifestyle overhaul

Status Quo’s Francis Rossi, 71, has embraced vegetable smoothies, herbal supplements and 60 sit ups-a-day as part of his impressive lifestyle overhaul following years of alcohol and drunk addiction. 

The rockstar, who turns 72 in two weeks, quipped that he hasn’t got ‘long left’ as he discussed his strict health regime to prepare for his OUT OUT QUOING tour in 2022. 

He said to The Sun on Saturday: ‘Coming out [of lockdown] is a problem for me. Going back to work with Quo is a problem for me.

Impressive: Status Quo’s Francis Rossi, 71, has embraced vegetable smoothies, herbal supplements and 60 sit ups-a-day as part of his impressive lifestyle overhaul following years of alcohol and drunk addiction (pictured in 2016)

‘Physically, can I do the Quo gig? I’m fit, but I cannot emulate the lung capacity any more and I have to increase that.

‘I’ve been practising in my room at night. I’ve been trying to sing Paper Plane and I get about a quarter of the way through it and it just tires you out.’

His new intense fitness schedule includes 30-length dips in his swanky indoor pool at 7am, followed by eight minutes of crunches and 60 sit-ups. 

He also has daily workout sessions over Zoom with his personal trainer John, who is currently in Portugal. 

Centre stage: The rockstar, who turns 72 in two weeks, quipped that he hasn't got 'long left' as he discussed his strict health regime to prepare for his OUT OUT QUOING tour in 2022 (pictured in 1999)

Centre stage: The rockstar, who turns 72 in two weeks, quipped that he hasn’t got ‘long left’ as he discussed his strict health regime to prepare for his OUT OUT QUOING tour in 2022 (pictured in 1999)

Francis, who lives in Surrey with his wife of 32 years Eileen, fills his nutrition-packed smoothies with broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots, raspberries and strawberries, with apple cider vinegar to aid digestion. 

Breakfast includes a diverse selection of fruit and vegetables while ‘dinner’ takes place at 3.30pm, giving the Status Quo star plenty of time for his stomach to settle ahead of exercising his vocal chords or going on stage. 

Francis revealed he prefers to eat early as he performs better on an empty stomach. 

Dinner is followed by a one-hour scenic power walk around his leafy neighborhood. 

Health: Francis, who lives in Surrey with his wife of 32 years Eileen, fills his nutrition-packed smoothies with broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots, raspberries and strawberries, with apple cider vinegar to aid digestion (picture stock photo)

Health: Francis, who lives in Surrey with his wife of 32 years Eileen, fills his nutrition-packed smoothies with broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots, raspberries and strawberries, with apple cider vinegar to aid digestion (picture stock photo)

Francis confirmed he has ditched prescription medicines in favour of herbal remedies and a long list of supplements including probiotics, Omega 3, vitamin D and magnesium tablets.   

He decided to go teetotal several years ago after abusing alcohol in the 80s and developing a £1.7million cocaine habit which caused his septum to fall out in the shower. 

Francis said any type of drug, including prescription medications, can be a ‘slippery slope’ for him, after struggling to give up the legal drug, Valium, in the past.  

Swap: He confirmed he has ditched prescription medicines in favour of herbal remedies and a long list of supplements including probiotics, Omega 3, vitamin D and magnesium tablets

Swap: He confirmed he has ditched prescription medicines in favour of herbal remedies and a long list of supplements including probiotics, Omega 3, vitamin D and magnesium tablets

He also watched the deterioration of his band mate Rick Parfitt – who he has known since the age of 16 – after the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle took a toll on his body. Rick passed away in 2016 at the age of 68. 

While he has turned his life around for the better, Francis confirmed he still has one vice, a single cigarette which he savours between 5.15pm and 6.30pm daily.

He opts for an American spirit tobacco which is free of nasty preservatives and additives 

Francis said of his one-a-day habit: ‘I light it and the nicotine hits worse than any drug or alcohol. I’ve got to have one vice!’ 

Swap: He decided to go teetotal several years ago after abusing alcohol in the 80s and developing a £1.7million cocaine habit which caused his septum to fall out in the shower (L-R bandmates John Coghlan, Rick Parfitt, Francis and Alan Lancaster in 1974)

Swap: He decided to go teetotal several years ago after abusing alcohol in the 80s and developing a £1.7million cocaine habit which caused his septum to fall out in the shower (L-R bandmates John Coghlan, Rick Parfitt, Francis and Alan Lancaster in 1974)

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