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Usher Goes Vegan, Wants Bieber to Do the Same

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Hip hop star Usher has come over to the green side. Radar Online is reporting that the 33 year-old singer has gone vegan, and loves what it’s doing to improve his already enviable abs.

A source told Radar, “Usher frequents a few vegan restaurants in New York City and not only loves the food, but feels like it’s the healthiest way to live.”

Apparently, the singer is close with Justin Bieber. So close that he’s trying to get the teen sensation to enhance his diet as well to keep him energetic while on tour. The same source said, “He’s desperate to get Bieber on the same health kick he is and thinks with all the touring and busy schedule he has, it would keep him energized.”

The source adds that thus far, Bieber isn’t game for the change in diet, but he does see Usher as a mentor, so it can’t be ruled out. Bieber is also friends with Ellen, so maybe Usher and the host can both work on convincing him.

Usher has apparently focused more on healthy living since his father died of a heart attack in 2008. Bill Clinton and Rosie O’Donnell would agree that the best medicine to keep your heart healthy is to adopt a plant based diet. Kudos to Usher for changing up his eating so he can be around to entertain the world for many years to come.

Our big question is… What are his favorite restaurants in NYC? Has anyone spotted him at any vegan joints?

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  • Kelly Cline

    The Red Bamboo (140 W. 4th St)….i live in Chicago, but this is my must-go-to restaurant while in nyc.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely don’t eat there anymore, their sanitation conditions are atrocious. I’m speaking as an eye-witness who used to work there.

  • IEatVegetables

    I work at a very popular vegan restaurant in NYC and have not had him come in, but I had heard that he refuses to tip! Maybe his compassionate lifestyle will change that!

  • ozzythaman

    maybe i will start listening to his music now… :)

  • April Rain

    Aw thats wonderful to hear..Yah!

  • http://mybodyzen.com/ Abby

    Sweet! Good to hear! :)

  • Toni

    lol at rosie o’donnell giving health food advice…

    • Shay

      Rosie just went vegan also, why shouldn’t she be entitled to give advice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/NaokiKero Seymour W Eliot

    veganism isn’t a diet. the diet vegans have is called plant-based or “strict vegetarianism”. veganism is a moral stand against injustice. nothing to do with health.

    • 8reign

      For me it started with HEALTH. Get over yourself and show compassion to humans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrozenMermaidN6VEGAN Lynn Reed

    If he follows a plant based diet for health reasons, then he is a dietary vegetarian, not a vegan. Anyways, I’m glad he switched to a plant based diet!
    More celebrities should do the same, as it’s better for other animals, for the planet, and for their own health. Go veg!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrozenMermaidN6VEGAN Lynn Reed

    If he follows a plant based diet for health reasons, then he is a dietary vegetarian, not a vegan. Anyways, I’m glad he switched to a plant based diet!
    More celebrities should do the same, as it’s better for the other animals, for the planet, and for their own health. Go veg!

  • Mountain Angels Sanctuary

    I was already a fan…but now I am a mega-fan! Love this!

  • sarah

    I hear he goes to Sun In Bloom in Brooklyn!! Good choice great food :)

  • Ivy

    As a vegan sex is also better. More energy is only one benefit. :)

  • Mellissa

    Who cares about the correct ‘term’- he’s doing something so wonderful for the planet, the animals and himself- GO USHER!

  • B LaRoche

    I find it comical how the media says Vegan & what it means to them. It is not just a plant based diet it is a cruelty free lifestyle that values all life to say the very least

  • max

    It would be a great way to get the word out about veganism to teenagers. It’s great to hear that more and more people are turning to veganism! Watch the documentary titled: ‘Earthlings’! Go vegan!

  • Dee

    Usher is an RnB artist. Not HipHop…

  • Renniz

    I bet he frequents Peace Café. It is a great restaurant with two locations.
    http://www.peacefoodcafe.com/

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