Rod Stewart: 'I Used To Take Cocaine Anally'

The former Faces frontman also denies the urban myth about him "pleasuring" sailors.

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In Rod Stewart's new memoir "Rod: The Autobiography" the rocker reveals that he used to take cocaine anally, rather than risk destroying his nasal passages.

The former Faces man writes: "... 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."

According to NME, in the book, Stewart also writes about losing his virginity aged 16 to an "old and larger" woman in a beer tent at the 1961 Beaulieu Jazz Festival, and how it partially inspired his song "Maggie May".

Stewart later explains that he and Ronnie Wood turned down famous groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster's offer to cast their penises because they were intimidated by the sizes of the examples they were shown, including those of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon of The Animals.

"Obviously it would have been a pleasure and an honour," writes Stewart. "However, 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 clears up the urban myth about Stewart once ingesting so much semen that he had to have his stomach pumped. Stewart writes that his former publicist Tony Toon made up the tale after he was fired.

Stewart says that 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."

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    When I listen to Rod Stewart I just want to shove coke up my butt and bounce off the walls!
    "I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor... ...But i have been buggered by a few... you need to get them cocaine capsules in deep."
    Somebody played a mean joke on Rod and told him the "incorrect" way to do cocaine. LMAO
    they were researching pretty seriously how to take cocaine without snorting if they came up with that solution. at least they had a hobby. LOL
    No way, Man! Somebody in the music industry did something weird like sticking something up their butt?? 100% sure some groupies did that just to get back stage. LOL No, I am not a Groupie.
    Good thing he saved those vocals, my 81yr old grandmother loved that "crooner" album of sinatra covers and stuff that he unleashed on the rock n roll public. My mom found it too sappy but she likes stuff like the beegees and whitney know, the heavy stuff. How many times have you heard things like "you wanna talk vocal range from 70s singers and you named Robert Plant? You havent heard Rod Stewart....". And now we know we owe all that amazing music to Rod asschomping coke. Its these moments that make life precious.
    You wouldnt happen to have another rehash of your shit songs out for christmas by any chance would you Rod, hence the anal revelation for publicity.go away you sad hasbeen.
    An overheard conversation at a record release party, 1975: "wow look at this party! Damm Keith Richards, Bowie, Clapton, Lennon are all over there shooting up..thats kinda weird but its rocknroll I guess. The talent just at that table, im surprised they let a talentless hack like me even in here. Oh nevermind, there's Rod Stewart..Hey wait whats he doing with that coke? Oh man! No one wants to see that!! WTF! Dude! Ugh, one fell out on the floor! Yeah I smell it! Gross!..Oh man he's flirting with that group of sailors now, its time to leave...figures Rod finds out a way to stand out in a room full of addicts that involves his ass."