Anthony Kiedis Turns 50–Still The World’s Healthiest Rock Star (2022)

Anthony Kiedis Turns 50–Still The World’s Healthiest Rock Star (1)

Remember when rock stars used to be bad examples? Especially in matters of health? Hard to remember that far back, now, perhaps, but there was a time when, if we were to think of a 50-ish rocker, we'd gently hum that Pink Floyd song about being "shorter of breath and one day closer to death."

But Anthony Kiedis, who turns 50 this week, represents the new paradigm of the anti-geezer, middle-age-defying rock god. He's buffer than buff, held up as the model of healthy living by Men's Fitness magazine, and very likely to outlive the cockroaches that will outlive the apocalypse.

Asked about approaching the big five-oh, Kiedis recently told England's Q magazine: "I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s. Discovering surfing at this stage of my life is definitely going to keep me active till the day I die. So, yeah, I accept the challenge… In the same way that [the late American exercise and nutritional guru] Jack LaLanne did—doing things in his 70's that no man on earth could do: pulling tugboats across the San Francisco Bay with his teeth."

Whatever other purposes the Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman has used gym socks for over the years, he has clearly used them in a gym.

So when Men's Fitness put him high atop their ranking of the "best rock star abs," it represented a long journey down the road of health from the guy who, when the Chili Peppers were starting out in the 1980s, once told an interviewer that "the only exercise I ever get is sex." Because you can't aspire to pulling a tugboat across the bay based solely on that regimen.

What's most remarkable is that this 50-year-old remains that musclebound body while eating a mostly vegetarian diet. We say "mostly" because Kiedis has admitted to some exceptions."I'm not a true vegan," he told Maxim in 2008. "I dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs. Steak doesn't speak to me, and tempeh is so-so."

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So far, PETA, which named Kiedis the world's sexiest male vegan, has refrained from retroactively stripping him of that title, Lance Armstrong-style.

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He's also regarded as one of rock's sexier single dads. His son, Everly Bear, turned 5 last month, and they're regularly photographed together, whether it's at beach outings or book signings. The boy was only 9 months old when Kiedis and the child's mother, former model Heather Christie, split up. ("Anthony is a great dad and I will love him forever for giving me the gift of life. I really hope he finds what he's looking for," Christie, then 22, told People magazine after the 2008 split.) Since then, the rocker hasn't been publicly linked with any one gal for long.

But maybe fitness is his real first love.

When he was turning 40, Kiedis was already being asked about how he kept it up. His answer then: "I take my dog, Buster, and run in the Hollywood Hills. And I swim if I'm near a clean ocean or a pool that doesn't have chlorine." (He is a sustainable fish, so to speak.) "I'm a vegetarian. I start every day by drinking water, then an enzyme protein powdered thing and then a pot of green tea. I'm trying not to eat late at night; James Brown once said the secret to his success was not to eat after 6 p.m."

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Scoring after 6 p.m. was another thing, back in the day. In his autobiography, Scar Tissue, Kiedis pointed out the irony of how, in the '80s and '90s, he was maintaining a lot of the staples of keeping his body healthy while at the same time ravaging it with a level of drug abuse that might have easily killed someone less fit.

"It's weird," he wrote in the memoir. "I was such a survivor and so wanted to be a part of life while I was trying to snuff out the life that was inside of me. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life. I was always going back and forth on some level."

But by the time his book was published in 2004, he was able to write, "I spent most of my life looking for the quick fix and the deep kick. I shot drugs under freeway off-ramps with Mexican gang-bangers and in thousand-dollar-a-day hotel suites. Now I sip vitamin-infused water and seek out wild, as opposed to farm-raised, salmon."

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In his autobiography's introduction, he described getting shot up with a needle in the present day. "Three years ago, there might have been China White heroin in that syringe. For years and years, I filled syringes and injected myself with cocaine, speed, Black Tar heroin, Persian heroin, and once even LSD. But today I get my injections from my beautiful nurse… And the substance that she injects into my bloodstream is ozone, a wonderful-smelling gas that has been used legally in Europe for years to treat everything from strokes to cancer. I'm taking ozone intravenously because somewhere along the line, I contracted hepatitis C from my drug experimentation. When I found out that I had it sometime in the early '90s, I immediately researched the topic and found a herbal regimen that would cleanse my liver and eradicate the hepatitis. And it worked…"

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An armchair psychoanalyst might make an obvious observation: Kiedis is an addict, and he's transferred some of his former mania about drugs to his diet and exercise regimens. That may explain something, although it's worth noting again that he was already something of a health nut even when he was at his lowest.

Kiedis spoke of that nadir when he recently engaged his producer buddy Rick Rubin in conversation for Interview magazine.

"I was bouncing on my trampoline yesterday for about 25 minutes straight— which I've never done in my life," he told Rubin in the Q&A. "But I started thinking about topics to discuss with you as I was bouncing. One of the things I thought of was a message that Yehuda Berg, a Kabbalah teacher] had sent me last week on the topic of transformation. He asked, 'Why are we here? What the hell are we all doing, running around?' And he said that the reason we're here is to transform. Then I started thinking of some of the miraculous transformations that I've witnessed from my circle of friends." When he first met Rubin in 1985 or '86, he said, "I think that you literally walked in on one of our lowest, darkest, most drug-addled points. To me, it was odd—and remarkable—that we were still showing up and practicing, because both Hillel and I were very involved in pursuing self-destruction and copious consumption of narcotics to the point where you didn't know what was going on when you walked in that room. And now we live a block away from each other and we get to go surfing together."

Kiedis had been through some harrowing times. In his book, he describes an automobile accident in which "my hand had been shoved up into my forearm." In the worst agony of his life, he got himself to a hospital emergency room, where the usual pain-relief efforts brought no results: "I felt nothing. I turned to the nurse and said, 'Unfortunately, over a lifetime of misbehavior, I've attained a rather enormous resistance to the opiate family of drugs. You're probably going to have to go ahead and double that dose right away.' Another shot. Nothing… They wound up giving me seven doses of morphine before I got some relief."

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A different kind of needles helped him out in the '90s. "Flea turned me on to an old Chinese acupuncturist named Zion," he recalled in Scar Tissue. "He not only fixed my back, he gave me a new exercise regimen—swimming—that I'd stick with up to the present day."

So if you're looking to have Kiedis' bod at 50, to recap, here's a short list of tips: chlorine-free swimming, drinking lots of water in the morning, surfing, vegetables, salmon whose lineage has been carefully tracked, acupuncture, Kaballah instruction, more swimming, and—for the love of Flea—dinner before 6. Also, coming up with good genes might not hurt.

This is not to neglect the importance of exercise equipment, especially when there's no ocean around.

The writer Dean Wareham, in his memoir Black Postcards, described his memories of sharing a hotel workout room with Kiedis and the rocker's then-girlfriend.

"Anthony worked out on the rowing machine and his girlfriend rode the stationary bike," Wareham wrote. "It was quiet, until Anthony spoke. 'Baby? Do you think we should get some of these exercise machines for the guest house?'

"'I wanted to put a sewing machine in the guest house, honey'," spoke Kiedis' girlfriend.

"'I think some exercise machines would be cool, baby'," Kiedis responded.

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FAQs

Is Anthony Kiedis a vegetarian? ›

It's official—pop princess Leona Lewis and red hot chili pepper Anthony Kiedis are the sexiest vegetarian celebrities alive! Kiedis recently went vegan after learning about the worldwide depletion of fish in the oceans and after a doctor recommended a healthy vegan diet for his son.

Does Anthony Kiedis go to the gym? ›

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The rock star attributes much of his strength and endurance to his recent hobby of surfing. He also frequents Equinox gym in Los Angeles and is often seen jogging. Kiedis follows a mainly vegan diet but says that he will occasionally “dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs.”

Who babysat Anthony Kiedis? ›

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis not only revealed he was once babysat by Cher, but also admitted that he watched the icon undress. In his autobiography Scar Tissue, the frontman said when he was 13-years-old: "I was in bed and Cher got up to go to the bathroom and get ready for bed.

Where does Anthony Kiedis surf? ›

Red Hot Chili Pepper's front man Anthony Kiedis is a skilled surfer. He has been seen hitting the waves in plenty occasions since he discovered his passion for the sport, namely in Brazil, L.A. and Hawaii. He recently surfed Siargao's waves alongside Manuel "Wilmar" Melindo and other local pro surfers.

Are rocks vegan? ›

No, Dwayne Johnson is not vegan. He eats meat and consumes and uses other animal products as well. He starred in the “Got Milk?” campaign's first Super Bowl ad. He's into fishing and also raises fish that he feeds live bait.

Why is Thom Yorke vegan? ›

Thom is a keen activist for human rights, animal rights and environmental issues. According to the man himself, he went vegetarian for a triad of reasons: after hearing “Meat is Murder” by The Smiths, to improve his health and to impress a girl.

Does flea drink alcohol? ›

Flea finally found the will to get and stay sober at the age of 30 when he realized he wanted to be a good father to his children. He said he “finally got that drugs were destructive and robbing” his “life force”. Importantly, Flea explains that life in sobriety is not a cake walk.

How do the RHCP stay in shape? ›

What's most remarkable is that this 50-year-old remains that musclebound body while eating a mostly vegetarian diet. We say "mostly" because Kiedis has admitted to some exceptions. "I'm not a true vegan," he told Maxim in 2008. "I dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs.

How do musicians stay fit? ›

Regensteiner recommended 30 minutes of core exercises (sit-ups, push-ups, plank, side leg raises, etc.) twice a week and 30 minutes of running or walking three times a week. Even while sitting in the car, Regensteiner says, musicians can do stretches like ankle flexing and wrist flexing and shoulder stretching.

Is Blackie Dammett dead? ›

How much does Flea make? ›

Flea is an Australian-born American rock musician who has a net worth of $160 million.

Do Red Hot Chili Peppers surf? ›

Red Hot Chili Peppers have two surfers. Anthony Kiedis and Flea are always catching waves when they're not rehearsing or playing packed arenas. At the same time, they're in the frontline during surf celebrities' fundraising events.

Is Anthony Kiedis in a relationship? ›

And presently, Kiedis is in a relationship with 20-year-old model Helena Vestergaard.

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger vegan? ›

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 99% vegan

And is the star of my 100% favourite Christmas film, Jingle All The Way. The 72-year-old action legend has been living on a meat and dairy-free diet for the past three years, only making very few exceptions regarding his food intake and usually when filming.

Which singer is vegetarian? ›

Singers like Moby and Miley Cyrus said they began following a vegan diet because of how their pets make them feel. Musicians like Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande have also spoken about being vegan. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

How do you eat rock candy? ›

Rock candy is often dissolved in tea. It is an important part of the tea culture of East Frisia, where a lump of rock sugar is placed at the bottom of the cup. Rock candy consumed with tea is also the most common and popular way of drinking tea in Iran, where it is called nabat; the most popular nabat is saffron.

Is Rock Candy vegan? ›

Is It Vegan? Yes, there are no ingredients in this sweet which are derived from animals.

Is Johnny Marr vegetarian? ›

He has also been a session musician for a number of artists. Marr became vegetarian in 1985, in solidarity with Morrissey: “It's not a good idea to have a number one album called Meat Is Murder and be seen eating a bacon sarnie.” 1.

Is Joan Jett vegan? ›

Joan is a long-time animal rights activist, working with numerous animal rights charities to expose the horrors of animal agriculture and promote the health benefits of going vegan. Joan went vegetarian, and later vegan, after reading John Robbin's “Diet For a New America”.

How long has Kiedis been sober? ›

Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has been continuously sober since the year 2000. He's struggled with cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use. The song “Under the Bridge,” one of the band's most popular, is about a time Kiedis used drugs under a bridge in LA.

What drugs did Chad Smith do? ›

Like some of his bandmates in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smith has struggled with substance abuse. He struggled with alcoholism and cocaine use for many years.

Is Flea Obi Wan Kenobi? ›

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Does Anthony Kiedis lift weights? ›

Well, it's a hobby, I suppose… While still discussing his sex diet and all the exercise involved, I enquire how often Kiedis lifts weights? No, no weights,” he says. I look surprised.

Are the Red Hot Chili Peppers problematic? ›

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Do Rockstars exercise? ›

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What should a musician eat? ›

Fish & chicken are the best meat options. Apples, eggs, rice, and moderate portions of yellow vegetables are healthy choices (yellow veggies are good for your fibrous tissues). Your diet should include fruit and whole grains (foods that are rich in vitamins A, C & E, which keep the mucus membranes healthy).

Should musicians lift weights? ›

If performed correctly, exercise becomes a vital component to the musician's wellness program. The key here is performing weight training “correctly.” Improper training techniques can wind up in injuries that can hinder performances and gigs.

How do rock stars travel? ›

When touring a particular country, most bands and artists will map out a route that enables them to travel by van or bus. This saves them having to dart all over a country via airplane. Efficient: Musicians can fly virtually anywhere within a matter of hours.

What did Blackie Dammett do for a living? ›

Blackie Dammett, also known as John Kiedis, father to Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis, passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. Dammett had been struggling with dementia for several years before his passing. Dammett, was an actor, wild man, and his son's biggest fan.

What movies was Blackie Dammett in? ›

Blackie Dammett

Where is Blackie Dammett from? ›

Is Alec Baldwin a vegetarian? ›

Alec went vegan in 2011 for both ethical reasons and health reasons. He is very outspoken on animal rights issues, often working with animal rights organisations. “Every time sitting at a dining table, we make a choice.

Is Frusciante vegan? ›

To me it could be a story about an alien that wanted to eat cats but it caused the critter so much pain [that] he became a vegetarian. Every interpretation is valid.”

Are vegans? ›

Veganism refers to the practice of being vegan ( 1 ). Veganism expanded to include a diet that excluded animal-derived foods, such as eggs, meat, fish, poultry, cheese, and other dairy products. Instead, a vegan diet includes plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.

How tall is Anthony Kiedis? ›

Remember when rock stars used to be bad examples? Especially in matters of health? Hard to remember that far back, now, perhaps, but there was a time when, if we were to think of a 50-ish rocker, we'd gently hum that Pink Floyd song about being "shorter of breath and one day closer to death." [...]

But Anthony Kiedis, who turns 50 this week, represents the new paradigm of the anti-geezer, middle-age-defying rock god.. So when Men's Fitness put him high atop their ranking of the "best rock star abs," it represented a long journey down the road of health from the guy who, when the Chili Peppers were starting out in the 1980s, once told an interviewer that "the only exercise I ever get is sex.". When he was turning 40, Kiedis was already being asked about how he kept it up.. In his autobiography, Scar Tissue , Kiedis pointed out the irony of how, in the '80s and '90s, he was maintaining a lot of the staples of keeping his body healthy while at the same time ravaging it with a level of drug abuse that might have easily killed someone less fit.. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life.. An armchair psychoanalyst might make an obvious observation: Kiedis is an addict, and he's transferred some of his former mania about drugs to his diet and exercise regimens.. So if you're looking to have Kiedis' bod at 50, to recap, here's a short list of tips: chlorine-free swimming, drinking lots of water in the morning, surfing, vegetables, salmon whose lineage has been carefully tracked, acupuncture, Kaballah instruction, more swimming, and—for the love of Flea—dinner before 6.

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So when Men's Fitness put him high atop their ranking of the "best rock star abs," it represented a long journey down the road of health from the guy who, when the Chili Peppers were starting out in the 1980s, once told an interviewer that "the only exercise I ever get is sex.". ("Anthony is a great dad and I will love him forever for giving me the gift of life.. When he was turning 40, Kiedis was already being asked about how he kept it up.. Scoring after 6 p.m. was another thing, back in the day.. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life.. "Scar Tissue"In his autobiography's introduction, he described getting shot up with a needle in the present day.. For years and years, I filled syringes and injected myself with cocaine, speed, Black Tar heroin, Persian heroin, and once even LSD.. So if you're looking to have Kiedis' bod at 50, to recap, here's a short list of tips: chlorine-free swimming, drinking lots of water in the morning, surfing, vegetables, salmon whose lineage has been carefully tracked, acupuncture, Kaballah instruction, more swimming, and—for the love of Flea—dinner before 6.. "'I wanted to put a sewing machine in the guest house, honey'," spoke Kiedis' girlfriend.

Remember when rock stars used to be bad examples? Especially in matters of health? Hard to remember that far back, now, perhaps, but there...

But Anthony Kiedis, who turns 50 this week, represents the new paradigm of the anti-geezer, middle-age-defying rock god.. Asked about approaching the big five-oh, Kiedis recently told England's Q magazine: "I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s.. So when Men's Fitness put him high atop their ranking of the "best rock star abs," it represented a long journey down the road of health from the guy who, when the Chili Peppers were starting out in the 1980s, once told an interviewer that "the only exercise I ever get is sex.". When he was turning 40, Kiedis was already being asked about how he kept it up.. In his autobiography, Scar Tissue, Kiedis pointed out the irony of how, in the '80s and '90s, he was maintaining a lot of the staples of keeping his body healthy while at the same time ravaging it with a level of drug abuse that might have easily killed someone less fit.. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life.. And it worked…". An armchair psychoanalyst might make an obvious observation: Kiedis is an addict, and he's transferred some of his former mania about drugs to his diet and exercise regimens.. Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, 2011 (Getty Images)"I was bouncing on my trampoline yesterday for about 25 minutes straight— which I've never done in my life," he told Rubin in the Q&A.. So if you're looking to have Kiedis' bod at 50, to recap, here's a short list of tips: chlorine-free swimming, drinking lots of water in the morning, surfing, vegetables, salmon whose lineage has been carefully tracked, acupuncture, Kaballah instruction, more swimming, and—for the love of Flea—dinner before 6.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 31: (L-R) Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith of The … [+] Red Hot Chili Peppers attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for The Red Hot Chili Peppers on March 31, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

How will these tales play out in the metaverse?. And what can folks do in that world?. Does that imply you might walk into a theater in 2032 sporting your VR or AR gear?. But a variety of the changes our experts predict are less radical.. Experimental composer and performer Holly Herndon has spent the past few years engaged on “deepfakes”: those startlingly sensible, digitally created songs and movies that replicate famous performers, like those clips of “Tom Cruise” doing coin tricks.

Anthony Kiedis, United States Rock Singer. Kiedis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Margaret "Peggy" Noble and struggling actor... Net Worth 2020, Salary...

He rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Los Angeles to record the album.. Kiedis tried to get clean after Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose on June 25, 1988, saying he would never shoot up again.. Kiedis said of the festival shows, "I would not have given two fucks if they played there with us.. The album was released on May 9, 2006.. Kiedis writes most of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' lyrics.. During the band's early years, Kiedis wrote many lyrics detailing his enjoyment of sex, drugs, and life in Los Angeles.. On August 26, 2011, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their tenth album, I'm with You.. Slovak's death inspired Kiedis to write the lyrics for the song "Under the Bridge.". He met his future music partner and long time friend Flea while at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.. Currently, Anthony Kiedis is 59 years, 9 months and 2 days old.

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