Re­light my fire... it’s freez­ing cold in here

Gary’s cryother­apy for tour boost

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY TOM BRYANT Head of Show­biz tom.bryant@mir­ror.co.uk

I do ice baths ev­ery week – but this cryo cham­ber was hor­rific GARY BAR­LOW ON HIS CRYOTHER­APY SES­SION

SINGER Gary Bar­low re­ally is se­ri­ous about chill­ing out ahead of his shows.

The Take That star, 47, reck­ons it will put him in top form for his solo tour.

But it is noth­ing to do with putting his feet up, in­stead he has been ex­pos­ing his body to tem­per­a­tures of up to -200C with cryother­apy.

The ex­treme cold cham­bers spark mus­cle re­gen­er­a­tion and stim­u­late the im­mune sys­tem, help­ing him stay fit for the gru­elling set of dates ahead. And with sport­ing icons such as Cris­tiano Ron­aldo swear­ing by it, health-con­scious Gary de­cided to take the plunge. He said: “Some­one said to me, it was prob­a­bly my son, that Ron­aldo never goes on the pitch un­less he’s had a cryo. “The prob­lem is I am so gullible, I be­lieve all this. So the next minute I thought, ‘I’m go­ing to have a bit of that’. It was hor­ri­ble. I am used to ice baths – I do those ev­ery week. They do make me feel re­ally good as it gets the blood rush­ing. But this cryo cham­ber was hor­rific.”

Cryother­apy was de­vel­oped in the 1970s and Real Madrid footie ace Ron­aldo, 33, has a £36,000 cham­ber at home.

Gary took his turn ahead of his first Ed­in­burgh date last night but seemed a lit­tle cool on the ex­pe­ri­ence. He said: “It def­i­nitely wakes you up. We used to take ice baths on tour and when­ever we did them, no one ever got in­juries. So there is some­thing in the cold thing but it’s not pleas­ant for the three min­utes you’re in it.” Last night’s sell-out show at the city’s Playhouse was part of a 34-date UK tour. And Gary, who thrilled the crowd with both new and old hits, wants to stay as well as pos­si­ble for all the trav­el­ling. “The last thing you want is can­celling shows be­cause you are ill,” he said. But there must be eas­ier ways to get your mojo Back Thaw Good…

COLD COM­FORT Ron­aldo

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