Usher Quits ‘All Sugar & Alcohol’ Consumption As He Prepares For Upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show, Source Says
It appears Usher is gearing up to give his fans a performance of a lifetime at this year’s Super Bowl!
Usher, 45, is reportedly prioritizing his health ahead of his highly-anticipated Super Bowl performance, which is scheduled to take place on February 11 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. As you may already know, the legendary R&B singer/dancer will headline the NFL’s 58th annual halftime show.
According to reports, Usher, born Usher Raymond, is striving to be in the best shape possible for the upcoming NFL concert. A source reportedly stated that in order to prepare for the event the entertainer gave up “all sugar and alcohol.” They shared:
“The Super Bowl has always been on Usher’s bucket list and he wants to be in the best shape to give the performance of his life to the 100 million-plus people watching. He has quit all sugar and alcohol and is rehearsing endlessly.”
This marks the second time that Usher will appear on the Super Bowl stage. He joined the Black Eyed Peas as a guest during their 2011 show. The Grammy Award-winner previously spoke on waiting to get the phone call to headline the sporting show, which is also one of the most viewed platforms in the world for artists.
“I think being able to see performances from artists like Michael [Jackson], you know, eventually Prince, and then even more modern-day artists… I was like, ‘Man, at some point I need to get a call with what’s going on now.’”
“But I’m really happy that I’m joining that short list of legacy artists from my genre who deserve this moment. And I’m really happy that Jay-Z and also Roc Nation really put thought into making certain that they could bring to the world this kind of experience. It is definitely going to be a moment to remember.”
In case you’re unaware, Jay Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation took over as lead producer of the Super Bowl show in 2019 to diversify the well-known halftime performance.
It’s reported that the “Yeah” singer also brought in help from his 14-year-old son Naviyd to be his “musical director” for the show. Usher shared:
“The greatest list I received is actually from my son, Naviyd. He is my musical director. He has given me a curation of how much time in addition to the songs.”
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