Example - Madonna Inspires Example's Healthy New Lifestyle
British rapper Example credits pop superstar Madonna with inspiring his healthy new lifestyle.
The hip-hop star - real name Elliot Gleave - has turned his life around in recent years after admitting he previously struggled with "a couple of minor soft controllable addictions".
He now eats healthily and enjoys "power smoothies", and insists he has been following Madonna's example of keeping fit.
Example tells British newspaper Sunday Mirror, "I used to read how she had her own nutritionist, masseuse and personal trainer and think she was an idiot. But the summer took it out of me. I did 48 gigs in two months. However hard you think you can work, you can't. I'm having 10 hours sleep a night. I've got a blender and I'm making power smoothies. A blender has changed my life. All I do is eat superfood salads with legumes."
He also credits his Australian model girlfriend Erin MCNaught with helping him stay on track, revealing he hopes to one say settle down with her: "I'm now happy, wanting to get married and keeping healthy. Erin has made me realise who I am again... I've got a really lovely girlfriend and I hope to get married and have children. I'm not doing drugs and alcohol every week. I've grown up and it feels good."