Usher shows off his smokin’ shirtless body on the cover of Men’s Health magazine’s November 2013 issue, on newsstands October 15.
Here’s what the 34-year-old shirtless singer had to share with the mag:
On a big training mishap: “My second day I decided to ride to the gym. So I rode there. Boxed. Rode the bike back home. Mentally, I’m the type of person who can ignore the pain. Put it somewhere else and allow my body to just go there. But I always suffer. You can’t box, ride a bike for 20 miles in the heat—Georgia heat—and then go to the studio and rehearse. That’s not happening.”
On loving challenges: “I’ve always presented a challenge to myself. If it’s too easy, I don’t want it.”
On transforming into his character, Sugar Ray Leonard, for Hands of Stone: “My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him. The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in—all that. He’s an incredible man.”
For more from Usher, visit MensHealth.com.