Augsburg (dpa) - Peter Maffay (70) leaves his motorcycle more and more often for the sake of his one-year-old daughter and rides a bicycle instead. "My little daughter will tell me at some point that I should stay by her side for a long time," said the singer of the "Augsburger Allgemeine".

He is also holding back on cigarettes and alcohol. "Thank God smoking is no longer an issue for me and I don't drink hard things anymore. Everything is easier without."

He used to smoke and drink a lot. "It was utter nonsense and superfluous. It didn't make the music any better and it affected health," said Maffay.