James Arthur is vegan
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James Arthur says becoming a vegan has helped him "lose the belly".

The 29-year-old singer recently made the decision to follow a plant-based diet and no longer gorges on animal products, and has said the dietary change has helped him shed some weight.

He said: "It's all about the vegan lifestyle. Not eating the animal products it's helping me lose the belly."

And the 'Say You Won't Let Go' hitmaker admits his decision to go vegan came after he realised he wasn't taking care of his body, and he now values staying hydrated with water over enjoying a beer.

Speaking to Darryl Morris at Key 103 Live in Manchester on Thursday (09.11.17), he said: "There was a point where I just wasn't looking after myself and I decided I just had to. I eat pretty good now and I'm like you know keeping hydrated more. It used to be a complete afterthought to me, so now it's like top of the list, drink water and keep yourself hydrated. Water before the beer."

James' comments come after he recently made a comeback to the music scene following his addiction to drugs and troubled past which saw him being dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco label in 2013, before re-signing to the label last year.

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The 'Impossible' singer - who also previously battled suicidal thoughts - recently admitted he'd be severely depressed if he didn't have music to channel his troubles.

He said: "I'm in a better place. But I think I'm always going to have those struggles.

"Unfortunately, from a young age I've had this kind of nervous disposition and music's the way that I've always channeled that energy.

"If not, then I'd have got myself into trouble. I've spoken out of turn and I've gotten myself into addiction. It's kind of something that's tormented me throughout my life - my struggle with anxiety, which has led to depression I guess."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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