Sir Ringo Starr shares his advice for staying fit and healthy as he turns 79

Sir Ringo Starr has celebrated his 79th birthday, and offered his advice for staying fit and healthy – "don't eat a lot of crap".

The former Beatle marked the milestone with his annual Peace & Love event, this year held in Los Angeles.

Sir Ringo, who was accompanied by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Bach, was asked his secret for maintaining his youthful appearance as he approached 80 years old.

He told PA: "There is no secret, you just don't eat a lot of crap, eat a lot of broccoli and you work out and you enjoy life."

Asked what his birthday wish was, Starr said: "More peace and love, as usual."

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Actress Raquel Welch grabs Beatle Ringo Starr with her whip in their latest film “The Magic Christian” May 14, 1969 in which Miss Welch plays the role of a priestess in command of an army of topless slave girls, whose job is tostay put in the engine room of SS “Magic Christian” and row. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: Ben Kyle and Sara Watkins perform onstage during the Ringo Starr 11th Annual Peace & Love Birthday Worldwide Celebration at Capitol Records Tower on July 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Beautiful Day Media)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: Musician Ringo Starr attends the 11th Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration honoring Ringo Starr's 79th birthday at Capitol Records Tower on July 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: Musician Ringo Starr attends the 11th Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration honoring Ringo Starr's 79th birthday at Capitol Records Tower on July 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Ringo Starr, who's real name is Richard Starkey, arrives with his wife Barbara Bach to receive his Knighthood at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham palace in London, Britain, March 20, 2018. John Stillwell/Pool via Reuters
Musician Ringo Starr poses during a "Peace & Love" event to celebrate Starr's 77th birthday in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) chats with 2016 Kennedy Center Honoree Joe Walsh of rock band Eagles (L) and former Beatle Ringo Starr at the conclusion of a gala dinner at the U.S. State Department, in Washington, U.S., December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Musician Ringo Starr poses in front of some of his photographs during a media event as he launches his book "Photograph" at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Britain, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Musician Ringo Starr speaks during a "Peace & Love" event to celebrate Starr's 75th birthday in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney (L) embrace after performing together during the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
British musician and artist Ringo Starr poses near a yellow submarine before receiving the "Insigne de Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres" medal during a ceremony as part of the art exhibition "Arternativelight Passion/Ocean" at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco September 24, 2013. Reuters/Eric Gaillard (MONACO - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Musician Ringo Starr performs during his concert at the Ulysses Guimaraes Convention Center in Brasilia November 18, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Musicians Paul McCartney (L) and Ringo Starr, former members of "The Beatles" and their wives, Heather Mills McCartney (in yellow) and Barbara Bach, pose together as they arrive for a screening of "Concert for George", a new documentary film celebrating the music of George Harrison through performances by legendary musicians McCartney, Starr, Billy Preston and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 24, 2003. The film opens October 3 in New York and Los Angeles. Musician Tom Petty is in background. REUTERS/Fred Prouser FSP
Olivia Harrison (L), widow of the late George Harrison, former member of "The Beatles" and musician Ringo Starr (C) former member of "The Beatles" and his wife Barbara Bach, arrive for a screening of "Concert for George", a new documentary film celebrating the music of George Harrison through performances by legendary musicians McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 24, 2003. The film opens October 3 in New York and Los Angeles. Tom Petty is shown background. REUTERS/Fred Prouser FSP
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (R) and new members of his 8th All Starr Band, Paul Carrack (L) and Colin Hay laugh during a media conference to launch their tour at Casino Rama, near Orillia, July 23, 2003. The All Starr Band will play all the greatest hits from their own bands, the Beatles and from Ringo's new release "Ringo Rama".
Former Beatle Ringo Starr leaves a memorial service for Linda McCartney with Barbara Bach (L), June 8. Linda, wife of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, died of breast cancer last month. HP/EB
En esta combinación de fotos, el cantante country Glenn Campbell en 1969, a la izquierda, y los Beatles, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon y George Harrison, de izquierda a derecha, en una conferencia de prensa en Nueva York el 23 de agosto de 1966. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" de Campbell ganó el Grammy al álbum del año en 1969, superando a "Magical Mystery Tour" de los Beatles, que también estaba nominado. (AP Foto/Archivo)
Peter Sellers (left) and Ringo Starr shower the Les Ambassadeurs night club casino, May 5, 1969 in London with fake dollars during party to celebrate completion of film “The Magic Christian,” in which both star. The party cost $12,000. Fake dollars were presented to guests who used them on the gaming tables. (AP Photo)
British comedian actor Peter Sellers, center, poses with his 15-year-old son, Michael, and screen son, Beatle drummer Ringo Starr, on location for the filming of "The Magic Christian" at Twickenham Studios in London, England, April 1969. Sellers' son is making a screen debut with a small part in the movie. (AP Photo)
Ringo Starr in London, July 8, 1968. (AP Photo)
** ARCHIV ** Die Beatles, aufgenommen am 28. Februar 1968. Von links: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr und George Harrison. Ein aeusserst seltenes Exemplar des 1968 erschienenen "Weissen Albums" der Beatles hat in einer Internet-Auktion fast 23.000 Euro eingebracht. Die LP mit der Seriennummer 0000005 - die ersten vier Stueck duerften sich im Besitz beziehungsweise Nachlass der Bandmitglieder befinden - wurde bei eBay fr 19.201 Pfund (22.831 Euro) versteigert, wie der in Linz wohnhafte Verkaeufer Andrew Milton am Montag, 24. Nov. 2008 der oesterreichischen Nachrichtenagentur APA sagte. (AP Photo) ** NUR S/W ** ** The Beatles pose together on Feb. 28, 1968 in an unknown location. From left are Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. (AP Photo)
Member of The Beatles Ringo Starr and his wife, Maureen, 21, pose with their son, Jason Starkey, in London's Queen Charlotte's Hospital, England, on Aug. 23, 1967. The couple's first son, Zak, was born Sept. 1965. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this June 24, 1967 file photo, The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon, appear at EMI Studios in London. Half a century after the Beatles’ psychedelic landmark, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. (AP Photo, File)
TORONTO, ON: Ringo Starr. Photo taken by Frank Lennon/Toronto Star circa Aug. 18, 1966. Mop-top yesterday: Where it all began, with the Beatles, in the '60s-here Ringo Starr, circa 1966. (Frank Lennon/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 13: Photo of BEATLES and Paul McCARTNEY and Dusty SPRINGFIELD and Tom JONES; L-R. Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Ringo Starr - posed - at Melody Maker Awards (Photo by Cummings Archives/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 13: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Ringo STARR and Tom JONES and Paul McCARTNEY and Dusty SPRINGFIELD; L-R. Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Ringo Starr posed at Melody Maker Awards (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
British singer and member of The Beatles Ringo Starr playing drums. 1970 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio by Getty Images)
Strolling hand-in-hand are Ringo Starr, the Beatles drummer, and his bride, the former Maureen Cox. They are pictured in the garden of the house in Princes Crescent, Hove, Sussex, lent them by solicitor David Jacobs for a short honeymoon. The couple were married at an early morning ceremony at Caxton Hall register office, London. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
July 2014: Mock (never-published) LIFE Magazine cover featuring a colorized version of John Loengard's famous 1964 portrait of the Beatles in a swimming pool in Miami, Florida, United States. (Photo by John Loengard/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Ringo Starr and John Lennon dash from the fans in Birmingham in 1963 (Photo by Birmingham Post & Mail/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2000: Photo of BEATLES; Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney - receiving Variety Club "Show Business Personalities of 1963" awards (Photo by John Rodgers/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1966: The Beatles, English music group Pop (1962-1970). Standing : Paul MacCartney and John Lennon (1940-1980). Seat : Ringo Starr and George Harrison (1943-2000). August 1966. (Photo by Roger Viollet Collection/Getty Images)
The Beatles during rehearsals for the 1963 Royal Variety Performance, at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. L-R: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. * 12/11/2000: The band will unleash an album widely expected to become one of the biggest sellers of all time. With 80 minutes of music on it, the album, entitled 1, is the first collection of greatest hits they have released and comes three decades after the band split. * 10/11/2001: Music fans were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Beatlemania with a night of Merseybeat sounds. Sam Leach, the promoter who organised Beatles gigs at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, claims the concerts were the band's first experience of the mass hysteria which came to mark their every public appearance. The first Tower Ballroom gig, which took place on November 10, 1961, attracted a crowd of 4,100 - one of the largest ever audiences for a British Beatles concert. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harison were among the celebrities who attended the wedding of their former fellow band member Ringo Starr. 41 year old Ringo married 36 year old American Barbara Bach. The famous Liverpudlian's 10 year marriage to Maureen Cox ended in 1975, and Barbara Bach was formerly married to an Italian businessman. The Beatles - John Lennon (1940-1980), Paul McCartney (born 1942) George Harrison (born 1943) and Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey, 1940) - were one of the most creative and successful rock groups of the century. The Beatles formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1970 after a string of hit songs and critically acclaimed albums. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Beatles 1967 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at start of Magical Mystery Tour
BEATLES 1966 Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison at Top Of The Pops
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Sir Ringo has held the Peace & Love ceremony on his birthday each year since 2008 and asks fans around the world to chant the slogan to "generate a wave of positivity".

Sir Ringo, who was born Richard Starkey in Liverpool in 1940, wore his trademark sunglasses along with a white denim jacket and black trousers as he addressed fans outside the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood on Sunday.

The surrealist filmmaker David Lynch was among the celebrity guests, as well as musician Don Was.

Sir Ringo said: "I'm truly grateful for the people who put this together and all the visitors for the support."

As he started the countdown to the "magical moment", Sir Ringo joked: "I think we'll go by my watch, it's probably the most expensive."

As the clock struck midday in Los Angeles, Sir Ringo led a chorus of "peace and love", before celebrating by throwing white wristbands bearing the slogan into the audience.

He also blew out the candles on a cake before being serenaded with a rendition of Happy Birthday.

Earlier, Sir Ringo was praised as the "best drummer in the world", as his former Beatles bandmate Sir Paul McCartney wished him a happy birthday.

Sir Paul posted a picture on Twitter of the pair of them on stage together and wrote: "Happy Birthday to the best drummer in the world. Have a great one @ringostarrmusic.

"Love, Paul."

Sir Ringo and Sir Paul were joined in the Beatles by John Lennon and George Harrison, and the band are widely considered the most influential in popular music.

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