The 71-year-old rock star, who has been married to Sheryl Goddard, 61, for more than 40 years, seemed to hint that he would kill himself if his wife died first in a Sunday Mirror interview.
However, he's now issued a statement revealing he's made a "life pact" with Goddard.
“Sheryl and I do not have a death pact, we have a life pact," he said. " We love life so much. What I was meaning was that because we're almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we'd most likely be together at the time."
Goddard, a dancer and choreographer, performed for the rock star in the 1970s and 1980s. They married in 1976 and have three children together.
Despite a brief break in the early 1980s when Goddard filed for divorce, the couple reconciled and have been together ever since.
Goddard will perform with the Alice Cooper band in October this year when they come to the UK, and Cooper said: “She dances better now than she did in 1975. You would think people would want to get away from their wives but she is my best friend.”
Cooper, who admitted to substance abuse in his younger years, said he weighs the same as he did when he was 30, crediting his health to not smoking and not having had an alcoholic drink for nearly 40 years.
He said his mother, who is 96, is “indestructible” and that “it must be in the genes”.
Additional reporting by agencies
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