Usher, 45, Showed Off His Ripped Physique at the Super Bowl

Usher, 45, Showed Off His Ripped Physique at the Super Bowl
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SUPER BOWL LVIII was a big night for the Kansas City Chiefs, who emerged victorious in their championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was also, as has become tradition, a pop culture bonanza, with Beyoncé announcing new music, and Taylor Swift rushing onto the field to kiss Travis Kelce after his win.

But the star of this year's half-time show wasn't about to let anyone steal his spotlight. R&B legend Usher gave a high-energy performance that reminded audiences of just how many hits he has put out over the years, with appearances by special guests including Alicia Keys and Lil Jon, not to mention intricate choreograph and a full rollerblade routine. And while singing his 2001 slow jam 'U Got It Bad,' glistening with sweat, Usher shed his shirt, revealing his muscular physique.

Usher's lean, sculpted body has formed a key part of his public image for the last two and a half decades, and he puts in a lot of time and effort to stay in peak performing shape.

"Usher is a perfectionist. From his music to his body, everything has to be perfect and he is never happy with second best," Cliff 'Hollywood' Boyce, Usher's personal trainer, told Coach in 2022. "He knows that being in the best possible shape is a lot more than just looking good, or being able to take your shirt off in a music video or on stage. It's about being fit and healthy, and above all, feeling good."

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Boyce praised the singer's work ethic when it comes to maintaining his physique, adding: "To look as good as he does you need to put in the hours. He has his down moments, like everyone, but he stays fully committed and keeps his eyes on the prize. He is in it for the long term and living healthy is a lifestyle for him now. And it's this attitude that means he is true to his motto – 'always be camera ready'."

Prior to Sunday night's show, Usher teased his upcoming performance and new album COMING HOME in a provocative photoshoot for Kim Kardashian's SKIMS clothing brand, posing in underwear that put his body on full display—and proving that the 45-year-old star is still very much a heartthrob.

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