Rod Stewart is one of those guys who took partying to a whole new level. I’d set him right alongside David Bowie and below Jimi Hendrix, in the unofficial party hall of fame. In his published memory, Rod: The Autobiography, the rocker reveals that he used to take cocaine anally – but all for health – to protect his nose, that is.
…we started buying anti-cold capsules from the chemist’s, separating the two halves of the capsules, replacing their contents with a pinch of cocaine, and then taking the capsules anally, where, of course, the human body being a wonderful thing, they would dissolve effortlessly into the system.
He also explains how he lost his virginity at 16 in a beer tent to a much larger and older woman, and how he was approached by arguably the most famous groupie ever – Cynthia Plaster Caster, who wanted to make a cast of his shmuckel. He refused however, being intimidated by the size of other “clients”, such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon of The Animals.
“Obviously it would have been a pleasure and an honour,” writes Stewart. “However, [Ronnie] Woody and I took a look at the rather challengingly splendid specimens on the table before us, considered for a moment the slightly more modest scale of our own endowments, and said, ‘Hmm. Nah, I don’t think so, thank you’.”
The book also addresses the oh so gross urban myth that Rod Stewart once ingested so much semen he had to have his stomach pumped – it’s just a myth, he says. To make it even more hard to digest, rumor has it it was sailor semen.
“[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.” He continues: “I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor… And I have never had my stomach pumped, either of naval-issue semen nor of any other kind of semen.”