The Beatles’ Ringo Starr Looks Younger Than His 48-Year-Old Son
A recent photo of Ringo Starr, the drummer from the Beatles, and his 48-year-old son has gone viral.
The reason why is because Ringo, 75, looks younger, or as young, as his son, Jason Starkey. They stepped out in Chelsea on Wednesday when the photos were taken, MailOnline reported.
Ringo, who was born Richard Starkey Jr., flashed the peace sign as he was walking.
He celebrated his 75th birthday last July.
Speaking recently with the Times of London, he admitted to having developed a serious drinking problem after the Beatles broke up in 1970. He finally entered rehab in 1988.
“For 20 years. I had breaks in between of not being … Some of those years are absolutely gone,” he told the paper.
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— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) January 26, 2016
“It got progressively worse, and the blackouts got worse, and I didn’t know where I’d been, what I’d done,” he said. “I knew I had the problem for years. But it plays tricks with your head. Very cunning and baffling is alcohol.”
“Now along the way I got lost in a haze of alcohol and drugs,” he added to Rolling Stone in a 2011 interview. “But thank God I’m still here, coming out of it now a day at a rime (sic). And now I’m feeling like those days (the Sixties) again. I loved that movement, and now I sort of feel like I’m back in it.”
In a Variety interview, he said he’s in good health because he’s a vegetarian. “I believe that helps,” he said at the time. “I also work out most days,” he said, adding that he meditates daily, a practice that dates back to the Summer of Love in 1967.