Did Rod Stewart really get rushed to a hospital emergency room one night to get his stomach pumped after giving too many blowjobs?
No no no. Everybody knows that was Henry Kissinger!
There doesn’t appear to be a whit of truth to the stomach-pump story, which was one of the best salacious rumors ever to circulate through a junior-high cafeteria. (And one of the most enduring: other names that have been attached to the story over the years include Jon Bon Jovi, Lil Kim, and Britney Spears.) When asked about the rumor, the cheerfully bawdy Stewart has roared with laughter and said: “I was on my honeymoon with Alana in 1979 in Italy, and it was on the news that I’d been rushed to the hospital and they’d pumped out twelve pints. Can you imagine that? It must have been one after another! C’mon, get your head down! I firmly believe that a guy who used to work for me started the rumor.”
(Excerpted from the 2006 book Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed, published by Three Rivers Press, written by Gavin Edwards.)