Rockstar Alice Cooper says he will kill himself if his wife dies first after making death pact: 'Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together'
The 'No more Mr. Nice Guy' star spoke about the relationship he has with Sheryl and some of the fitness secrets that have kept him well till date
Rockstar Alice Cooper was a one-of-a-kind musician during his heyday and pulled some prize stunts that left his audiences gasping. Known for his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that featured deadly props such as guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock".
However, he comes across as a different person offstage. In an interview with Mirror, the 'Poison' star spoke about his marriage and the death pact he has made with his wife, Sheryl Goddard.
"We've made a pact – there is no way of surviving without each other," he said. "I couldn't live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other."
"Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together," he explained. Cooper also admitted that the couple had not cheated on each other in their 43 years of marriage. "I am married to the greatest girl," he added. Sheryl began dancing in his stage shows in 1973, and the couple has been inseparable since then. They are set to perform again when Cooper plays in the UK in October.
"She dances better now than she did in 1975. You would think people would want to get away from the wives but she is my best friend. And there is no way of surviving without each other," the shock rock star said. While talking about the pact, he also cited his 96-year old mother, Ella Mae Furnier, as his inspiration. "She’s indestructible. It must be in the genes. I’m 71 and weigh the same I did when I was 30. I’ve got that body that doesn’t get exhausted. I don’t smoke. I haven’t had a drink for 37 years."
The pact, he added, is still a long way off as fitness has taken priority. "I’m the only one in the band that doesn’t get sick. I cut out sugar and I drink a lot of Diet Cokes. Maybe they are keeping me well," Cooper explained. Prior to kicking the sugars, Cooper was into coke during the '70s but later quit. He went on to add that he was one of the few people who made it through what he terms the period as "the great cocaine blizzard".
"It was a period of your life that you got through and then never touched it again," remarked the 'School's Out' singer. "I lived through it but a lot of my friends did not live through it." Now it’s all about fitness and love for Rock and Roll, not to forget his wife, Sheryl for Cooper. "That’s why I carry on," he signed off.