Mike Love prepared for The Beach Boys' current European tour by visiting a "health farm," where he went on an all-juice diet.
Down 15 pounds, the band's front-man and lyricist tells The Daily Mail, "My inspiration is Tony Bennett, who's in his 90s and still sounds fantastic... If you're healthy and if people want to hear you perform, there is no reason to retire."
Mike credits a lifetime devotion to transcendental meditation and avoiding drugs and alcohol for his good health. "It absolutely saved me... There are many ways to relax. Alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, but they all have side effects."
Two years shy of turning 80, he realizes that "at some point we will all go to the big retirement home in the sky, but in the meantime, I'm still having a good time doing what I do."
The Beach Boys are in Europe until July 22nd. Their next American show is July 25th in Asheville, North Carolina.
We got to meet Mike Love and Bruce Johnston backstage with The Beach Boys before their big show at the Extraco Events Center back in March. We love these guys!