Veteran entertainer Bette Midler sticks to a strict exercise regime during her Las Vegas residence, in order to stop her body "falling apart".
The 63-year-old star debuted her Vegas show Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On earlier this year (Feb08) at the city's renowned Caesar's Palace venue.
And she exhausts the extra hours not spent rehearsing with an intensive workout regime.
She says, "Looking after your health, looking after your voice and all that - it's actually pretty severe. The show is not the grind, the grind is getting ready for the show... The hard part is the warming up and the doing the exercise and trying to keep your body from not falling apart... I've decided I'm a tough old bird."