Bryan Adams: Wild party nights just weren’t to my taste…
BRYAN ADAMS famously sang ‘even food don’t taste that good’ with Mel C — and now the Canadian rock star has revealed why a life without spice has kept him going to the check-in gates of 60.
In an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures, the (Everything I Do) I Do It For You singer credits the fun police for his life of veganism and party-bans.
‘I never got into the antics of the ’70s and have never been invited to the kind of wild parties depicted in the film Bohemian Rhapsody,’ the 59-year-old admitted.
‘I don’t drink and the most exciting thing on my rider is herbal tea, ginger and lemon. I don’t have time to get wasted. If I did, I wouldn’t be able to sing every night!’
Dinner time is also pretty vanilla. ‘I’ve been vegan for 30 years. At least 50 per cent of the food I eat every day is raw,’ he said.
‘I start my day with fresh fruit, have salad for lunch and half of my cooked meal in the evening is always raw.’
Bryan enjoyed a huge hit with Sporty Spice in 1998 on duet When You’re Gone.
And having performed a solo version of their song on his current UK tour, he is keen to track down Mel again. ‘Mel C is a star and I am thrilled that The Spice Girls are touring this year. I reckon they should do their own version of When You’re Gone,’ he said.
‘I would love to write and perform with Mel again. We had a blast working together.’
On tour with 14th album Shine A Light, Bryan — who has sold more than 100million records — also says he snubbed a chance to be a reality TV show judge.
‘I’m a huge fan of The Voice,’ said the dad-of-two. ‘I was approached when it first started but it’s a big commitment and I didn’t have the time.’
Bryan performs in Cardiff tonight and Bournemouth tomorrow before heading off on a world tour.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth