I know everyone’s making a big deal out of Rod Stewart‘s appearance on Katie Couric‘s talk show, where he set the record straight about the semen-guzzling rumor that’s followed him for 20 years — but, come on, is this really what we’ve been reduced to? OF COURSE it isn’t true that Stewart blew so many sailors in a San Diego gay bar that he had to have his stomach pumped! That only happens in gay fantasies.
The singer clarified the origin behind the story in his autobiography (which he went on Katie to promote, naturally), explaining that his vengeful former manager Tony Toon “fed the press a story in which, as a consequence of an evening spent orally servicing a gang of sailors in a gay bar in San Diego, I had been required to check into a hospital emergency room to have my stomach pumped…I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor, let alone a ship’s worth in one evening. And I have never had my stomach pumped, either of naval-issue semen or of any other kind of semen. With minor variations…this story has stayed with me ever since. Say what you like about Tony Toon — and God rest his soul — but he was good at his job.”