Alice Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine, but says he already had the virus
This week, Alice Cooper and his wife Sheryl revealed that they have both received the COVID-19 vaccine. However, it turns out that the couple already battled coronavirus before being vaccinated in their home base of Phoenix. Read more: Avril Lavigne’s new album is finished and it may arrive sooner than you think As various parts […]
The post Alice Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine, but says he already had the virus appeared first on Alternative Press.
This week, Alice Cooper and his wife Sheryl revealed that they have both received the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, it turns out that the couple already battled coronavirus before being vaccinated in their home base of Phoenix.
Read more: Avril Lavigne’s new album is finished and it may arrive sooner than you think
As various parts of the world begin COVID-19 vaccine roll out and continue to see spikes in cases, musicians have been a bit more candid about the pandemic. Earlier this month, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he battled COVID-19 for a second time late last year. The second bout of the virus landed him in the emergency room where he saw the toll the pandemic is taking on hospitals and frontline workers. Eventually, he returned home to battle the pneumonia-like symptoms he was experiencing.
Now, Alice Cooper has revealed he also contracted coronavirus. In a video statement to AZCentral, Alice and Sheryl confirm they got their “painless” vaccinations at a facility in Arizona after both battling the virus together.
“We’ve already had COVID, but we got vaccinated anyway.”
Read more: The 2021 Rock Hall nominations have sparked that genre debate again
They also put a spotlight on Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that pairs military veterans with first responders to help in times of need. The nonprofit is also assisting at the site where Alice and Sheryl were vaccinated.
“And we’re out here with Team Rubicon, who’s a great band,” Cooper jokes. “I have all their albums, they’re really one of the best bands I’ve ever heard, ever, Team Rubicon. And all the volunteers, it’s really great. Everybody out here’s been really, really nice. You don’t feel like you’re in any kind of danger of anything. So come on out. If you haven’t been vaccinated, come on out.”
Read more: Alexi Laiho’s posthumous EP with Bodom After Midnight is on the way
If you’re wondering how Alice Cooper was able to get vaccinated already, it all has to do with his age. The legendary rock musician is over the age of 65 which meets the CDC’s current vaccination requirements.
Despite the pandemic and contracting the virus, Cooper has managed to stay busy over the past year. Back in May, he released the single “Don’t Give Up,” which addresses the ongoing health crisis.
Currently, Cooper is preparing to release his new album Detroit Stories which arrives on Feb. 26. The upcoming LP marks his first full-length release since 2017’s Paranormal. Earlier this month, Cooper gave listeners another taste of the album with the single “Social Debris.” The new track follows up “Rock & Roll” and “Our Love Will Change The World” which debuted in 2020.
What are your reactions to Alice Cooper revealing he already had COVID-19 and that he just got vaccinated? Let us know in the comments below.