Hagar reenacts his “first alien encounter” in TV comedy sketch – and hopes the stunt won’t kill off his career

Sammy Hagar

Close encounters of the red kind: Hagar in the skit

Sammy Hagar could be said to have enjoyed the Best of Both Worlds after appearing in a TV comedy sketch which parodies his claims of having had alien encounters.

The Chickenfoot and ex Van Halen singer has stated for nearly ten years that he interacted with non Humans Being on several occasions during his life.

The stories recently surfaced in connection with his autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock and Roll. And when he guested on comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s US TV show last night, he agreed to spoof his first encounter.

But Hagar had his doubts, saying: “If this ruins my career, folks ––”

Kimmel said: “I’ll be held responsible,” and explained it was a good way to avoid having to tell the same stories again.

Hagar narrated over the top of his acting role against two green-suited “aliens” in a flying saucer. He said: “I was lying in bed one night, asleep and dreaming. I saw a ship and two creatures inside of the ship. I couldn’t see their faces – I just knew there were two intelligent creatures.

“They were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless-type connection. They said in their communication to each other, ‘Oh, he’s waking up, we’ve got to go.’”

One of the aliens then sends up one of Hagar’s most famous songs, saying, “I can’t drive fifty-five,” before they and their ship leave the stage.

Hagar continues: “I opened my eyes real quick. My whole room was white. My wife was lying next to me asleep. ‘Honey, wake up,’ I said…”

But the shape in bed beside him turns out to be one of the aliens, and an intergalactic pillow-fight ensues.

The singer finishes: “And that’s how I became a believer.”

Hagar is currently recording Chickenfoot’s second album with supergroup bandmates Michael Anthony – also ex Van Halen – Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The band’s touring plans are uncertain because of Smith’s commitments to the Chilis, but after having tried out a number of stand-in sticksmen Satriani says they’ve decided to wait in the hope their man will become available in the near future.

The Chilis are working on their post-hiatus comeback with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who was hired after John Frusciante refused to return. The band claim the album’s title could be Dr. Johnny Skinz’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head.

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