Sir Richard Starkey( born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame during the 1960s as the drummer for the Beatles.
In an interview with Rolling Stone ahead of his milestone birthday, Starr said: “I am a vegetarian, I have broccoli with everything and blueberries every morning. I just do stuff that I feel is good for me.”
It’s not the first time Starr spoke about his diet. In 2018, he told Rolling Stone his vegetarian diet helps him stay “so young and active.”
The musician spoke about how he keeps up with his busy life, including the launch of his coffee table photo book “Another Day in the Life,” and his tour with the All Starr Band, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
“You’re a busy man these days,” Rolling Stone interviewer Rob Sheffield said to the icon, asking him how he maintains the lifestyle.
“I think staying active keeps you young,” Starr said, adding that he works out with a trainer. Diet also plays a role; the drummer highlighted that he follows a vegetarian diet.
In an interview with EFE, Starr revealed he went vegetarian after attending a bullfight in Spain.
Since then, the musician has been admired for his graceful aging. Back in 2016, Starr was said to be an “all-organic vegan,” though it is not clear whether he still sticks to a strictly plant-based diet. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that “eating carrots” was how he managed to keep young and healthy.
He employs a trainer three times a week. And he meditates daily, a practice that dates back to the Summer of Love in 1967 when the Beatles were introduced to the teachings of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, also an avatar to the Lynch Foundation, which teaches the restorative powers of transcendental meditation to school kids and war vets alike.
“If you listen to the last three CDs, the theme is peace and love,” Ringo says. It’s a message from which he rarely veers, dating back to his first solo works. If there’s any doubt, the opening track on his last studio effort, “Ringo 2012,” kicks off with the lyrics, “This is an anthem/ For peace and love/ We’ve got to keep trying/ We can’t give up.”