Alice Cooper has recently turned 70 but he almost didn't live to see his 70th birthday.
In the weeks leading up to his milestone birthday Cooper was in Hawaii when authorities accidentally released a false nuclear attack alert.
Not long after that he was in a car crash that destroyed both vehicles.
Cooper shared the details of his brushes with death in a new interview with Billboard.
Somebody was trying to keep me from getting to 70, but I’m still here.
“You never want to see the words ‘imminent,’ ‘nuclear’ and ‘not a drill’ ever in one sentence. I’m looking at it going, ‘Are you kidding me?’ My theology told me I’m gonna go from one paradise to another one, but it’s still a bit of a shock to think, ‘In about 18 minutes I’m gonna be fried.’ When it blew over everybody was laughing about it, but believe me, it was scary.”
Then the car accident occurred just two weeks after the nuclear attack alert and happened in Cooper's hometown, Phoenix.
“Both of us walked out of it without a scratch,” he recalled. “My car looked like a piece of art, but I did come out of it with a 1965 350 Shelby Mustang – a real Detroit car. That’s where the insurance money’s going.”
This year Cooper is busy touring in support of his latest album, Paranormal.