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Usher has hot tub on tour

Usher has a steamy way to unwind after performing live - he slips into a portable hot tub backstage.

The Yeah! hitmaker has confessed he suffers from severe homesickness on tour and feels compelled to hang drapes in his dressing room to provide some creature comforts.

And now he takes a portable plunge pool along whenever he hits the road to help him soak away the stresses of life on tour.

The singer tells British TV show Loose Women, "I have a few little things that make the dressing room comfortable. I really like a living space, not just dry walls. I have drapes to kind of make it feel like home.

"I take what I consider my therapy. There is a regimen that I have after every show where I have a cold and hot dip, so I travel with a hot tub. It's inflatable, so every night there's this inflatable tub that I dip into. After every show I take a cold dip and a hot dip - it's just relieving the excitement and the pressure and the adrenaline. So I take a cold shower and pipe down and sit in the hot tub - alone!"