News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Wikimedia Commons
World News

Alice Cooper says his Christian faith saved him from alcoholism

by Eno Adeogun

The 70-year-old Welcome to My Nightmare rocker decided it was time to change his rock-star lifestyle nearly 40 years ago, when he found himself throwing up blood.

Speaking to the New York Daily News' Confidential, he explained: "Everything that could go wrong was shutting down inside of me. I was drinking with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and trying to keep up with Keith Moon and they all died at 27."


The wake-up call led to Cooper - who is preparing to reprise his role as King Herod in NBC's live version of Jesus Christ Superstar - rededicating his life to Jesus.

"My wife and I are both Christian. My father was a pastor, my grandfather was an evangelist. I grew up in the church, went as far away as I could from it - almost died - and then came back to the church."

While he acknowledged people may struggle to understand how he can be a rock musician but still be a Christian, he said it was entirely possible to be both.

Wikimedia Commons

"There's nothing in Christianity that says I can't be a rock star," he said.

"People have a very warped view of Christianity. They think it's all very precise and we never do wrong and we're praying all day and we're right wing.

"It has nothing to do with that. It has to do with a one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ."

The 'School's Out' hitmaker said he reads the Bible daily, goes to church every Sunday, and is proud that none of his children have ever had problems with drugs or alcohol.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email