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Redstone swears by fish, vodka…and married women

April 30, 2009

Media mogul Sumner Redstone credits fish, Grey Goose vodka and plain hard work for giving him “the health of a 20-year-old.” 

The octogenarian head of CBS Corp and Viacom Inc told CNN talk show host Larry King at the Milken Institute Global Conference that he made a “miracle recovery” from prostate cancer due to his “highly disciplined” consumption of “every antioxidant known to man” even when he doesn’t feel like it.

“My doctor says that he’s seen a lot of men slow down the aging process but I am the only man who has reversed it,” Redstone crowed at the hour-long interview that packed two conference rooms at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

Sumner, also repeatedly insisted, to King’s annoyance, that he is 65 years old.
   

“Suddenly you don’t look so amazing,” King retorted.

Sumner is 85.

That robust health and need for a challenge extends to every aspect of his life: “The most attractive women are married,” the recently divorced Redstone told King. “Sometimes a husband doesn’t count.”

In between tales of business, baseball and the Massachusetts General Hospital burn unit, which helped him make a miracle recovery from severe burns suffered in a hotel fire, Redstone said he keeps healthy by eating fish most days, exercising for 15 minutes and downing a shot or so of vodka and a half glass of wine each day.

He has “no intention of retiring or of dying.”

– Blog post written by Gina Keating.

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