Andrew WK: ‘I might die if I stop partying’

'You can party every day,' claims singer

Andrew WK has predicted that he could die if he ever stops partying.

The singer – who, in the single ‘Party Hard’, penned an ode to the joys of debauchery – told the Guardian that, in the same way sharks that stop moving can die, he is condemned to party as much as possible or he could meet a grisly end.

Asked if he thought he could die if he stopped partying, he replied: “Yes. For me, anyway, I don’t know if it’s true for everybody,” before theorizing:

But for me it’s like how a shark can’t stop swimming. It’s not that I will die, but if I stop partying it will lead to extreme complications in my wellbeing. And that will lead to death within potentially two minutes.

The rocker also insisted that time not spent partying was time wasted, adding: “Most people tell you there are certain moments you should celebrate in life. For example, the weekend coming so you should party on a Friday. Or your birthday or New Year’s Eve.

“But what if you’re excited about being alive every day? Can’t you be in that celebratory state every moment you’re not dead? That became my theory and it became my mission to prove you can party every day.”

Despite his commitment to having non-stop fun, Andrew WK will be doing some work this year, too – he’ll be reissuing his classic debut album ‘I Get Wet’ in July, and is also planning on starting sessions on the follow-up to his 2009 release ’55 Cadillac’.

He is also touring the UK this month, when he will play the following shows:

Andrew WK will play:

London HMV Forum (April 12)
Manchester Academy 1 (13)
Glasgow Garage (14)

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