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Alice Cooper at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Alice Cooper at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Alice Cooper thanks God for stopping drinking

by Music-News.com on June 22, 2019

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Alice Cooper thinks God gave him “another chance” when he stopped drinking.

The 71-year-old rocker got sober 37 years ago and he has admitted that at the height of his alcoholism he would drink a bottle of whisky every day, arrogantly believing he was “indestructible”, however, after being told by a doctor that he was putting his life at risk he looked to religion for guidance and felt it was a “gift from God” that he was able to go teetotal.

In an interview with The I Paper, he said: “I was drinking a bottle of VO [whisky] a day. When you’re 25 or 26 you think you’re indestructible. I started throwing up blood and that’s when you’re alarm goes off. The doctor said I give you two months before you join all the other Hollywood vampires, the guys that are gone. I took that seriously.

“I came out totally sober and it was basically a gift from God that I didn’t have to go to AA, so I looked at it this way, God gave me another chance and said, ‘Look I don’t mind you being a rock ‘n’ roller at all but also be a Christian,’ and I went, ‘OK, that sounds good to me.’ ”

From his own experience the ‘School’s Out’ hitmaker has been able to help many other battle their demons.

He said: “People call me privately and go, ‘Listen don’t tell anyone but I need to find a place to check in.’ And I go, ‘The fact you’re calling me probably means you’re half way home.’ ”

Alice – who married Sheryl Goddard in 1976 – now fills his days when he’s not touring or recording playing golf as it’s good to be “be addicted to something” that won’t “kill” him.

He said: “I’ve been married to my wife for 43 years and I’ve never cheated on my wife. I play golf six days a week and the reason is I had to find something that was going to be an addiction, because I like being addicted. But I want to be addicted to something that’s not going to kill me.”

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