The Near-Death Experience That Brought Rocker Alice Cooper Back to Church

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Almost four decades ago, Alice Cooper woke up in a terrible state. Vomiting blood and generally emaciated, he knew that something was seriously wrong.

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

Cooper quickly realized that if he failed to stop drinking, he would die. It was happening to other world-famous rock stars that surrounded him; Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix, to name just two. On the edge of despair and having been diagnosed as a "classic alcoholic," Cooper turned to a steadfast and faithful helper: the Lord God.

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