Update: The rock star has since clarified his comments.
Alice Cooper has revealed he’s made a death pact with his wife.
The 71-year-old rock star, who has been married to Sheryl Goddard, 61, for more than 40 years, suggested he will kill himself if his wife dies first in a brand new interview.
“We’ve made a pact – there is no way of surviving without each other,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
“I couldn’t live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other.”
Cooper – whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier – continued: “Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together. I’ve been married 43 years to the greatest girl in the world. We have never cheated on each other.”
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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