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Ne-Yo’s spending sleepless nights with new son, but his diet keeps him healthy


ABC/Richard HarbaughNe-Yo was already a pretty busy guy before the arrival of his new son, between his gig on The World of Dance and promoting his new album Good Man.  But when Roman Alexander-Raj Smith  arrived on June 14, his schedule got even crazier.  The singer and his wife Crystal aren’t getting much sleep…but he’s not complaining.

“He pretty much sleeps all day, but he’s up all night, so his sleep schedule is very much backwards which means me and wifey do not get any sleep,” Ne-Yo tells ABC Radio. “But it’s all good. It’s a labor of love — ‘LABOR’ being in capital letters, but ‘LOVE’ also being in capital letters, so its alright.”

Luckily, Ne-Yo’s got the physical fitness and stamina to keep going, thanks to his vegan diet, which he says has completely transformed his life.

“I went vegan about a year ago, cut out all meat, all diary completely, strictly and sternly plant-based. I got to say it’s one of the best decisions I ever made,” he tells ABC Radio. “I learned about it from a friend. They said that a vegan diet can help reduce tendonitis, which I have in both my knees pretty bad, so that’s initially why I did it. “

The 35-year-old singer says he noticed a change almost immediately.

“Within two weeks…I got more energy, skin cleared up, weight started falling off, so I’m like ‘Wait a minute, there might be something to this vegan thing!’” he says.

“I was already in the gym 3, 4, 5, times a week, so it just helped with that. Best decision I ever made.” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

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