Alice Cooper has a lot of love for his home state of Arizona, and that may have never been more evident than during this coronavirus pandemic when he can spend his 'solitary exercise' on the golf course.
In fact, with the exception of New Jersey and Washington, suburban golf courses remain open in many states that are otherwise being battered by SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and the respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19.
"The great thing in Arizona is that the golf courses are open," Cooper said. "They say it's an outdoor event, you're not touching anything but your own equipment. And they want people out doing something — walking, outdoor activities and they said that is the one sport that is not a contact sport."
He says the family goes out early in the morning when there's no one else playing; they're back home by 9:30 or 10 a.m. The exercise makes Cooper feel less "guilty sitting watching TV all day."
Cooper returned from touring in Europe last month and was promptly forced to postpone the U.S. leg of his tour with Tesla and Lita Ford due to the pandemic. He described an uneasy feeling traveling and playing concerts while the virus was creeping into Europe.
When Arizona began advising residents to social distance, Cooper said he and his wife, Sheryl Goddard, had their daughter and son-in-law move in to "keep it all in house" and get reacquainted as a family.
Presently, Cooper's tour is set to resume in late-May, with rescheduled dates to follow.
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