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Michael Bublé on his decision to cut down smoking and drinking: 'I thought I was going to die'

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Michael Bublé is a changed man.

The Canadian singer has opened up about why he decided to lead a healthier life, which involves drinking and smoking less.

His two sons Noah, three, and Elias, nine months – who he shares with his wife Luisana Lopilato – helped shape his decision. And it was after a physical test that he had a wake-up call.

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Michael, 41, opened up about his lifestyle changes

"I had this vocal surgery, and during the surgery they made me do a physical where they make you go on a bicycle," Michael, 41, told Loose Women.

"You have to get your heart rate up to about 168 I think for eight minutes at a time or something like that, and I thought I was going to die. It was horrible.

"I did it and my legs were like all wimpy and shaky and then I looked at my assistant and I got off and I said, 'That's it, no way, I want to be old, I want to be an old man with these babies and I'm like not in the shape I need to be in.'

"And that was simply it, it wasn't like I had this epiphany or [was like] 'I'm never going to drink again.'"

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The singer has two adorable sons with his wife Luisana

Michael is happily married to his stunning Argentinean wife. Speaking about the couple's two children, he admitted: "The only regret that I have in my life is that I took this long to have kids, because I had no idea the perspective it would give me. I had no idea how much I would love being a dad. That's it, that's all I care about...I love them too much probably, if there was such a thing.

"It's made everything else so insignificant, moments that I was afraid of and moments that would overwhelm me have now become a joy because I've realised how not serious they are compared to what is really important, which is Noah and Eli and that's it."