Stephen Hawking covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

Iconic Stephen Hawking, 73, has covered Monty Python's Galaxy Song, according to The Guardian.

The famed physicist, who uses a computer-generated voice because he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), has lent his synthesized voice to a new video for the tune, written by Eric Idle.

The Guardian reports that the cover is planned for release as a 7-inch single for Record Store Day, April 18.


According to The Guardian: "There are just 1,000 physical copies of the song available...but fans of the song can purchase a digital version from 13 April."

In addition, a version of the classic video game Asteroids is available, featuring a heavily armed Hawking blasting the Monty Python cast's faces, according to The Guardian.

The famed cosmologist has lent his voice to two Pink Floyd songs in the past. He also is the subject of adulation on the TV show The Big Bang Theory, and has appeared as a hologram of himself playing poker aboard the Enterprise with other geniuses in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

You can see a video of the song here.

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