Ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar: ‘I was abducted by aliens’

Singer opens up about 'extra terrestrial encounter' in new book

Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar has outlined in his new autobiography that he believes he was abducted by aliens.

In an interview with MTV Hive to promote his recent book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, Hagar was asked if he believed he’d been abducted by aliens.

The singer replied: “I think I have.”

He went on to say that he believes aliens “plugged into me. It was a download situation… or, they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment”.

He also spoke about the ongoing situation with Van Halen, who are currently recording a new album with original vocalist David Lee Roth.

“I heard it’s not going so good,” he said. “This is what I’ve heard through the grapevine, that they’ve already fired one producer and Ed [Van Halen – guitarist] and Dave [Lee Roth] supposedly can’t be in the same room together.”

He added that he believed he was “doing Van Halen a favour with my book. It may put a fire under their asses to swallow some pride and make another record for the fans”.

Hagar also spoke about his famous feud with Roth, describing him as “no freakin’ fun” and “not a nice guy at all”. He also said he believes Roth is “scared of him” because he “sings too well”.