“I tried a lot of treatments, a lot of different doctors, a lot of different methods, nothing worked. It just kept getting worse”
Alice Cooper has opened up about her past struggles with alcohol addiction.
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in excerpts from Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire – as part of audible words + music Series – The shock-rock icon opens up about his fight, which reached its peak in the late ’70s.
as reported by Rolling stone, Cooper was candid about his issues in the clip. “I was drinking more and more,” he said. “I’ll get to the show, I’ll see my dress lying on me, I’ll remember crying, looking at it, knowing what it takes to finish that show.”
Cooper continued by highlighting his efforts to stay sober: “I tried many treatments, so many different doctors, so many different methods, nothing worked. It just kept getting worse. Show me I loved doing shows, I hated doing shows. I loved my life, but I hated my life. I could have been a lot better than this.”
Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire It had an audio premiere on Thursday (7 October) with a two-hour recording that is part memoir and part musical performance. In addition to recounting events in his life, Cooper shares new recordings of some of his biggest hits, including “I’m Eighteen”, “School Out” and “Poison.”
Among other literary endeavors, last month Cooper endorsed a new coloring book focused on his career, welcome 2 my nightmare. The book was released on August 27, and includes a selection of album artwork and other notable iconography associated with Cooper.