"We've made a pact -- there is no way of surviving without each other," the rocker initially told a British publication.
Alice Cooper is clarifying reports he has a "suicide pact" with his wife, instead calling it a "life pact."
Just two days after the singer told the Daily Mirror he and his wife of 43 years, Sheryl Goddard, plan to die together, Cooper clarified his comments and explained what he really meant by the bold statement.
"We have a LIFE pact. We love life so much," the rocker told USA Today in a statement Monday. "What I was meaning was that because we're almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we'd most likely be together at the time."
He added, "But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact." Cooper also joked about the entire story. "Besides, I'm booked through 2028, so..." he said.
The rocker, 71, and Goodard, 61, have been married since 1976 and share three children together: Calico, 38, Dashiell, 34, and Sonora, 27.
On Saturday, the rock icon gushed about his wife to the Mirror, where he made the original statement about the "pact."
"We've made a pact -- there is no way of surviving without each other," Cooper told the publication. "I couldn't live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other. 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," he added.
Cooper went on to rave about Goddard.
"She dances better now than she did in 1975," he said. "You would think people would want to get away from the wives but she is my best friend. And there is no way of surviving without each other."
The singer also credited his good health to his 96-year-old mother, Ella May Furnie.
"She's indestructible. It must be in the genes," he said. "I'm 71 and weigh the same I did when I was 30. I've got that body that doesn't get exhausted. I don't smoke. I haven't had a drink for 37 years. I'm the only one in the band that doesn't get sick. I cut out sugar and I drink a lot of Diet Cokes. Maybe they are keeping me well. And the two-hour stage show is your aerobic."
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