After decades of ignoring it, Rod Stewart has finally addressed his urban legend.
The story went (completely true, my older brother told me) that Rod Stewart got sick after a concert and had to get his stomach pumped — and it turned out he had swallowed a quart of cum.
Snopes.com says that this urban legend has been told about many different artists, but it was always Rod Stewart when I heard it.
In his new autobiography, Stewart claims that a fired publicist disseminated the story as revenge in 1982.
And Gawker has a video clip of Stewart telling the same story to pervy Katie Couric.
Several Gawker commenters dispute the year, insisting that the story dates to the 1970s. That’s my recollection too. I was in college in 1982, and I’m pretty sure I heard this story in high school or junior high.