Billy Idol dishes on how he traded his sex, drugs and rock n' roll lifestyle for cardio workouts

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He is the 80s heartthrob famous for his rock anthems and infamous battle with heroin addiction, pot, opium, an alcohol habit and sex obsession - but now Billy Idol prides himself on keeping his body in trim shape.

The 63-year-old boasts his toned abs and often shows it off during his stage performances - and tells DailyMailTV he puts that down to his singing and cardio.

The rock star, who enjoys a Las Vegas residency at the Palms Casino and is touring with Bryan Adams this summer, admits that if he didn't keep himself in shape he would die of a heart attack because of his energetic stage shows.

The English star, known for his bleach blond hair, put his life on the line many times due to his rock and roll excess days, but now admits 'he enjoys it more' and no longer swigs vodka bottles during sets.

Idol confessed that he is also in better shape as a performer as during his hey day he couldn't often hear what he was singing because gigs were so loud.

And he hopes that one day film makers will make a biopic about his life similar to that of Freddie Mercury and Elton John.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV at the MOCA Museum launch, Idol says he now focuses on going hard in the gym, not the partying scene.

'A lot of it is cardio. I have to do a lot of exercise because my stage performance, I don't just stand there. I'm full on engaged and you need all your breath.

'For a singer, you need a ton of breath. You have to be fit to be a singer. You can't just be up there. You'd have a heart attack and die on stage, which would be interesting, but I much prefer to get through the gig and...
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