Rock artiste Alice Cooper says he has never been fitter with 35 years of sobriety on his side.
The 69-year-old, who was once told by doctors he would die within two weeks if he didn’t give up alcohol, has been clean since 1982. He credits his constant touring for his good health.
“I’ve never been in better shape in my life. I quit drinking 35 years ago and I never smoke cigarettes. And I think that when you’re on tour, you actually get in better shape as the tour goes on,” Cooper told BANG Showbiz.
After throwing up blood one day, he decided to “divorce” himself from his on-stage persona because his “heavy image” would end up killing him.
“When you have an image that heavy, it’s going to kill you because you can’t maintain it on and off the stage. That got me the idea to divorce myself from the character on stage, to be able to turn him on and off… and I almost didn’t.”
“I came within two or three weeks of dying. The doctor said, ‘If you want to join your vampire friends, just keep drinking the way you’re drinking’. I got up one morning and threw up blood, you know?” he said.