Shock rocker says a ban should be slapped on alcohol and tobacco instead

Alice Cooper has urged governments to legalise hard drugs.

The shock rocker, who claims that he steered clear of drugs during his heyday because harsh punishments were being handed down for possession of illegal substances, believes that booze and tobacco should have a ban slapped on them instead.

Cooper told OK Magazine:

The last thing I ever wanted to do was go to jail, and back then you didn’t just get a slap on the wrist if you were caught with drugs. They put you straight in jail.

He added: “You know, looking at statistics, I think drugs should be legal and alcohol and cigarettes should be illegal. They kill more than drugs do.”

The shock rocker battled alcoholism in the 1970s but turned his back on drinking for good in 1983.

Cooper recently revealed that he has started teaching bible classes to kids at his local church in Arizona.