WATCH: Rod Stewart Debunks Old Gay “Stomach Full Of Semen” Rumor

For decades, snotty elementary-school kids have whispered about how veteran rocker Rod Stewart was such a hedonist back in the day that he had to be rushed to the hospital and have his stomach pumped because he had ingested a gallon full of semen after a night with a group of sailors.

We realized this particular tale was fictional as soon as we figured out how much spunk the average guy delivers, but Stewart felt obligated to address the old canard on Katie Couric’s new talk show, Katie.

Stewart, who boasts he’s “as heterosexual as they come, blames the rumor on a vengeful old employee : “I used to have this guy work for me, he was a gay publicist… I had to fire him because he did something terrible, which I won’t go into. He wanted revenge so he started this rumor about me, and it was horrible because my kids were at school. So that is definitely not true.”

We know we’ll rest easier at night.


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  • darkanser

    I had heard this rumor when I was in college. I recall the portion where he had to go to the hospital to have his stomach pumped for copious amounts of semen. ( I didn’t hear the gallon part. Imagine how many ejaculations it would take to make a gallon). As for this publicist — and I know there’s loads of competition out there — if he did what Stewart alleges, this former publicist deserves the blue ribbon for evil queen bitchiness.

  • Ste

    I think it’s absolutely unbelievable how one single person can start a rumor and it goes world-wide. I remember hearing this as a kid in school in a small town in Texas. And this was BEFORE the internet. The power of gossip!

  • Taliaferro

    Does anyone really care at this point? Did anyone care when it happened? Are we so shallow that this sort of story still gets press?

  • jmmartin

    When Rod first came to the U.S. it was on tour with the Jeff Beck Band. The collaboration did not last long. Jeff Beck had the reputation of being bi or gay and the story got around that he had propositioned Rod and that Mr. Stewart declined. End of relationship. Obviously, Rod went on to greater things, and Beck went on to a career in rock.

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