Jared Leto Reveals Secret Passions: Rock Climbing and Raw Foods
03/25/2008 AT 12:30 PM EDT
"My real passion is an occupation no one knows about," the singer-actor told PEOPLE Monday, when he rocked the My Coke Fest in Cape Town, South Africa. "I'm a closet rock climber. I love being on the edge."
That much was certainly obvious during his set with 30 Seconds to Mars. The 35-year-old daredevil – who broke his nose during a recent concert when he rushed into the crowd – climbed a two-story stage scaffolding and greet the crowd with "How are you motherf---ers?"
But he reached even greater heights that weekend. "I hiked up Cape Town's Table Mountain yesterday," he said. "It was magic. Close to heaven."
The actor – who famously piled on 60 lbs. for his role as David Mark Chapman in the new Chapter 27 – looked as lean as ever during the music festival (which also featured Good Charlotte and the Kaiser Chiefs).
"I gorged to get fat and I think my body went into shock," Leto said. "It took me about a year to recover."
His secret to getting back into shape? "Health food," said the strict vegetarian. "Everyday. I will eat anything that doesn't have taste – like unsalted nuts, raw food and berries."