Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart Opens Up About Bogus Oral Sex Tale In Memoirs19 October 2012
Rocker Rod Stewart has never been able to live down a scurrilous report leaked to the media by his former assistant and publicist about a fake oral sex encounter with a group of male sailors.
The singer's one-time sidekick Tony Toon released the tale after Stewart fired him for taking a male lover back to a hotel room he was sharing with the star's seven-year-old stepson Ashley Hamilton.
And the rocker admits the story Toon gave the press was so graphic, tabloid editors felt it must be true.
Admitting the tale "has stayed with me ever since", Stewart has attempted to put it to rest once and for all in his memoirs, Rod: The Autobiography.
He explains Toon had accompanied him and his wife Alana on a holiday in Hawaii, and when the couple discovered the hotel they were staying at was overbooked, they had to make arrangements to put the assistant and her son together.
Stewart recalls, "We had our children Sean and Kimberly in a room with us, and we asked Toon to share a room with Alana's son Ashley, who was then seven.
"Toon, of course, couldn't resist pulling some bloke in the bar that evening and taking him back to the room. I fired him in the morning.
"Toon's revenge was absolutely inspired. He 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... I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor, let alone a ship's worth in one evening. And I have never had my stomach pumped, either of naval-issue semen or of any other kind of semen.
"With minor variations... this story has stayed with me ever since. Say what you like about Tony Toon - and God rest his soul - but he was good at his job."