Alice Cooper Talks Coronavirus from Arizona Home

Alice Cooper performs on stage at Motorpoint Arena on October 12, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)
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For shock-rock legend Alice Cooper, sheltering in place is a family affair. His daughter, who is five months pregnant, moved in with her husband to ride the storm out.

"I said ‘Why don’t you just stay here and we’ll keep it all in house?' That makes it kinda nice, actually," Cooper told AZCentral. "In some ways, you kind of think it’s God’s way of telling everybody, ‘Slow down. Everybody get back with your families.’"

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Keeping it in the family included hosting a wedding a wedding for his 86-year-old father-in-law: "A very small wedding, just family. So we’ve had a house full of company."

While Cooper says that he's not particularly fearful of COVID-19, he's extremely conscious when it comes to the world around him.

"I’m not scared of this thing. ... But you’ve got to consider everybody. You never know what the guy next door's health problems are," he said. Of particular concern is his 94-year-old mom.

"My mom is in a place now – a really nice place – but we can’t visit her," he revealed. "They have totally locked it down. They said, ‘Everybody in here is 85 or over, 90.’ If they get it, they have a much, much harder time getting rid of it."

While Copper's hit-laden career has him in a position where he and his family are "not sitting around worrying about our next meal," he realizes that not everyone in his extended circle is so fortunate.

"The people that we work with, we have to make sure that they’re taken care of," the singer said. "There’s a certain responsibility, especially to employees that you’ve had for a really long time that you realize are working from paycheck to paycheck. They have families. You’ve gotta take care of them."

Cooper also took a moment to acknowledge his legions of diehard fans, with many of them going to great lengths to see the icon in the flesh.

"Some of these audiences buy their tickets a year in advance and they plan their vacations around it and all kinds of things like that," he says. "I don’t know how you can help that. You just have to reschedule and say, ‘Do your best to get there.’"

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