Pharrell Williams Assures Everyone He Is Not a Blood-Drinking Vampire

02/19/2014 at 03:50 PM EST

Is Pharrell a Vampire? At Age 40, 'Blurred Lines' Producer Says He's Not
Pharrell at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan. 19, 2014
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He's up all night to get lucky, not because he's an ageless vampire whose skin would burst into flames if it ever came into contact with sunlight.

Ever since Pharrell Williams turned 40 in April, the Internet has been entranced by his seemingly ageless nature: Pictures of the prolific producer show his face barely having changed since his Neptunes heyday.

Like so many times before, the Web decided the mystery of Williams's fresh looks had a simple explanation: He was a vampire, and thus doomed to walk the earth in the body of a man in his late 20s until some brave hero drove a stake through his heart.

As with other celebrities suspected of harboring bloodsucking tendencies, Williams kept mum about the rumors, until Tuesday, when the musician finally spoke out as to whether or not he was a supernatural demon. In an interview with Time Out London, he laid it all on the line: "I'm willing to go on record as saying that I don't drink people's blood."

So how does he stay so young?

"I wash my face," Williams explained, though he did not specify with what.

The "Get Lucky" singer is not the first celebrity to have to shoot down rumors of vampirism.

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In 2012, Nicolas Cage went on national television to dispel the myth that he was a 200-year-old vampire who had been photographed in Civil War-era Tennessee, though he did admit, "There is a resemblance."

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Jay Z, meanwhile, has refused to address speculation that he is a vampire who previously lived as a middle-aged man in 1930s Harlem.

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