If you never heard it, you’re a liar.
It was the old tale that in the sexually explosive 1970s, rocker Rod Stewart got on his knees and serviced a procession of servicemen, getting so satiated he eventually had to be rushed to the hospital to have his stomach pumped.
Some people have called that a “nasty” rumor, but I have to admit I was always just plain impressed by it.
But bottoms have assured me it couldn’t possibly be true–not the 17 sailors part, mind you, but the stomach pumping bit.
See, you wouldn’t have to pump it out; the body would take of that itself.
And now Stewart has actually addressed this scandalous tale of conspicuous consumption in his memoir, Rod: The Autobiography.
“I had a very mean-spirited press man that is no longer on this earth, so there’s not much he can do about it.
“But he was upset at being fired, so he decided to start this ridiculous rumor. ‘Spiteful’ is the word I would use,” Stewart said with a laugh.
By the way, in the above photo, you can see Rod drinking a whole other liquid.
Now that one can cause problems, lol.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 24, 2012