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An Australian born rock star was spotted dining at Sean & # 39; s in North Bondi in Sydney today.
Michael Balzary, better known as Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, was photographed at the popular eatery and merged with the crowd, if not for his neon green hair.
Flea now lives in California and was born in Melbourne in 1962.
Four years later, his father Mick Balzary was working in Australian Government Customs when he accepted a position at the Australian Consulate in Manhattan.
The whole family moved to the suburbs of Rye, New York.
"My dad still says to me, 'If I had my Druther, you'd have become an engineer," "Flea told the New York Times in 2019.
"I like to think that I would have rebelled and ended up at (Nick Caves) the birthday party or something."
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As he was promoting his memoir, Acid for the Children, Flea told the Times, "Chances are, I'll be in Australia and have a Foster’s …".
There wasn't a Foster in sight today, but it seems like Flea actually sat in Australia.
He hasn't updated much on Instagram in the past few days, but it's only been a month since he celebrated 20 years of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which he founded with Keith "Tree" Barry.
"20 years of The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music," he wrote.
“And today we are celebrating five years in our beautiful house !!! Many children get music lessons !!!!! Nothing could make me happier. "
While we don't know exactly why Flea is in Australia, it has been widely reported that after his parents separated, his father retired and lived on the outskirts of Canberra with his second wife.
Sydney and Melbourne International Airports officially reopened on November 1st, allowing fully vaccinated travelers to enter quarantine-free.
This has given many, possibly including Flea, the opportunity to visit friends and family for the first time in two years.