Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong is on a health kick because he's sick of being a "fat ELVIS."

The punk pop superstar admits he has cut down on his boozing and taken to exercising regularly in a bid to lose some weight after seeing performance pictures which made him look huge.

He says, "I kind of became everybody's weird uncle. I was just drunk all the time and wearing a f**king leopard G-string.

"So I cut back on drinking beer. I had no balance in my life I had to start taking better care of myself."

20/08/2004 19:27