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Chris Martin Doesn’t Eat Dinner Because He Wants to Be Like Bruce Springsteen

65th GRAMMY Awards - Show - Credit: Timothy Norris/FilmMagic
65th GRAMMY Awards - Show - Credit: Timothy Norris/FilmMagic

Who doesn’t want a body like Bruce Springsteen? Apparently the New Jersey rocker stays in shape by limiting his meals, a strategy Chris Martin has since adopted.

In a new interview with Conan O’Brien, Martin revealed that he eats one meal a day. “I actually don’t have dinner anymore,” the Coldplay frontman confirmed. “I stop eating at 4 [p.m.] and I learned that from having lunch with Bruce Springsteen.”

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“I was lucky enough to go over there to lunch the day after we played Philadelphia last year,” Martin recounted of dining with Springsteen and his wife Patti. “I was on a really strict diet anyway. But I was like, ‘Bruce looks even more in shape than me’ and Patti said he’s only eating one meal a day. I was like, ‘Well, there we go. That’s my next challenge’”

During the interview, Martin also spoke about Coldplay’s writing process and how the band tries to be a democracy. “We’ve all got our gifts in the world,” he noted. “Mine is I get sent songs and I get a very clear idea of where we’re supposed to go as a band.”

Coldplay are currently wrapping a string of tour dates in South America. During a recent show in Brazil, Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry joined for a rendition of Coldplay’s 2019 song “Cry Cry Cry.” The band will resume their tour in Europe in mid-May before returning to the U.S. for seven more shows.

The band’s most recent LP, Music of the Spheres, arrived in 2021.

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