April 28, 2017  

Bette Midler Trained the Whole Year for Vegas Show

December 31, 2010 (4:37 am) GMT
She did warm-ups and treadmill exercise for the preparation, saying 'I loved every minute of it.'
Bette Midler

Veteran entertainer dedicated a full year to preparing for her Las Vegas revue, and endured months of gruelling exercise to ensure she could hit every note. The Grammy Award winner has been performing her colourful live show The Showgirl Must Go On at Sin City's Caesars Palace since February, 2008.

And Midler, who turned 65 on December 1, admits it was a huge feat to prepare for the stage revue, in which she belts her biggest hits alongside 20 back-up dancers, back-up singers The Harlettes and a 13-piece band. She tells Reuters, "A year before we even started rehearsals, I started doing my warm-ups, getting on the treadmill again and lifting weights. It's fascinating to get onstage and run for an hour and a half, wringing wet at the end."

But the Divine Miss M has no regrets. She insists, "I loved every minute of it."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ja Rule Apologizes for Disastrous Fyre Festival, Insists 'It Was Not a Scam'
  2. 'Roseanne' Revival in the Works With Original Main Cast
  3. Aaron Rodgers Spotted on Date With 'Baywatch' Star Kelly Rohrbach After Olivia Munn Split
  4. Gwen Stefani Hospitalized Due to Ruptured Ear Drum
  5. Watch Music Video for Justin Bieber and DJ Khaled's New Collab 'I'm the One'
  6. Khloe Kardashian Hits Back at Hater Over Cuddly Pic With Scott Disick
  7. Angelina Jolie Throws Divorce Party
  8. 'Rob & Chyna' Filming Halted Because of Kris Jenner