David Cook Fakes His Own Death In His “The Last Goodbye” Video

Becky Bain | May 24, 2011 3:32 pm

David Cook takes pranking to the next level in his video for “The Last Goodbye”, the lead single from his album This Loud Morning. In the clip, the Idol alum decides to trick his ex and all his friends into thinking he drowned in the ocean… for no apparent reason other than to surprise them when he reveals himself to be alive. Uh, pretty funny, right? Watch the Nigel Dick-directed video below and tell us if you’d pull the same prank on your friends.

David Cook – “The Last Goodbye”

Wow, pretty brutal, David. Although the pained-but-not-terribly-bothered expressions on your band members’ faces upon hearing of your alleged drowning raises more questions about what they really think of you:

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Unlike your band, if we saw a newspaper headline declaring “David Cook, Feared Drowned”, we’d be sobbing all night long with a flood of sadness tears pouring out of our face. But that’s us.

David will appear on tonight’s American Idol episode, but he won’t be performing his single — instead, he’ll be singing his cover of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me”, which was used as the exit song from Season 10.