June 23, 2019 – Despite his wild past – including an addiction to cocaine – the ‘Poison’ rocker is in good shape thanks to playing golf and eating well and he doesn’t think he will be giving up the ghost anytime soon thanks to his strong genes.
Speaking about his 96-year-old mother, Ella Mae Furnier, Alice – whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier – told The Mirror Online: “She’s indestructible. It must be in the genes.
“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 … And the two-hour stage show is your aerobic.”
The ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ singer – who has grownup children Calico, Sonora and Dashiell with Sheryl – recently admitted he thinks God gave him “another chance” when he stopped drinking. At the height of his alcoholism he would drink a bottle of whisky every day, arrogantly believing he was “indestructible”, however, after being told by a doctor that he was putting his life at risk he looked to religion for guidance and felt it was a “gift from God” that he was able to go teetotal.