ALICE COOPER Says Playing Golf Helps Him Stay Fit
Written by megarock on February 15, 2021
In a new interview with SPIN, legendary rocker Alice Cooper was asked how he stays fit and maintains the stamina it takes to perform. He responded: “I play golf, which is a very physical thing. That’s a big part of it. When we are on tour, it’s really easy to stay in shape, because we are never standing still. We play golf in the morning. We are walking around every city we’re in, going shopping or grabbing dinner. When we are home, it can be a bit more challenging, but during this pandemic, I’ve really made it my goal to stay in shape for the road, because we really don’t know when things will get back to normal, and I want to be ready.
“I don’t necessarily have a strict workout routine, but basically, I start with golf,” he continued. “We do our usual day-to-day activities, and in the evenings, when it cools down here [at home] in Phoenix, I go for a jog. I usually try to run two miles a day. Sometimes [my wife] Sheryl and I will go for a walk instead. Speaking of Sheryl, she and I and really the whole family have been taking tap dancing lessons, believe it or not. That’s been really fun.”
Cooper became sober 40 years ago after he awoke throwing up blood.
“Everything that could go wrong was shutting down inside of me,” Alice told New York Daily News in a 2018 interview. “I was drinking with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and trying to keep up with Keith Moon and they all died at 27.”
Alice, who has been a devout Christian for many years, credited his faith with helping him quit drinking and drugging.