But the musician, who has since become teetotaller and quit his 60-a-day cigarette habit, says that religion now plays an important role in his life. "I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself," the Telegraph quoted Starr as telling the Los Angeles Times at a Grammy Museum event in Los Angeles.
"For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that ... I think the search has been on since the 60s. I stepped off the path there for many years and found my way [back] onto it, thank God," he added.