Rod Stewart Addresses The Old Rumor That He Did 17 Sailors

Categories: Scandal

Photo: ABC News
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.

As he told Juju Chang from ABC News' Nightline last night:

"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.

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Why wasn't CBS doin' that?  Don't drink and save the ocean shoreline.  We've all drank half the ocean and lookit.

SouthernDave 1 Like

This kind of rumor goes waaaaaaaay back to "It Girl" Clara Bow and the UCLA football team.


Rod's hateful, he can't stop knocking up women young enough to be his granddaughters.

As Groucho Marx said, "I like my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while."


And, Michael, what's with your consulting bottoms for expert advice?  Just look in the mirror. 


I always heard that it was a whole soccer team. He was just trying to fill up the world cup.

jackson30 topcommenter

And hopefully Richard Gere will next come forward to confront that old gerbil tale.




that is what I mean. People just make shit up and people believe the LIES.

jackson30 topcommenter

This was one of the funniest things I have ever read. You are on a roll today (or at least a croissant).