The Story Behind Willie Nelson’s Legendary 9-Hour Sex Marathon: “That’s Too Good A Story To Deny”

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The great Willie Nelson… proud Texan, a country music icon, marijuana aficionado… acrobatic sex master?

As a leader of the outlaw country movement, Willie Nelson has more than his fair share or crazy stories. Hell, even some of his more recent stories will put most people to shame.

Whether it’s smoking a joint on the roof of the White House, the “Shotgun Willie” incident, or even smoking Snoop Dogg under the table in Amsterdam, Willie is a living legend, both on and off the stage.

But one story might take the cake… the legend of Willie’s alleged 9-hour sex marathon that ended with a somersault.

The story goes like this…

Back in the mid-eighties, a woman filed a lawsuit against Willie for $50 million dollars after he promised to marry her. I didn’t know you could sue somebody for that, especially to the tune of $50 million, but I guess she did.

In her complaint, she alleges that on January 4, 1985, in the Biloxi, Mississippi, Hilton, she and Willie had sex for nine STRAIGHT hours and that at one point during the sex marathon, he pulled off a backward somersault with her still attached. Some circus-level shit…

Later on, at Willie’s Fourth of July picnic in Austin, he told his longtime friend and interviewer Kinky Friedman that this…

“Was the only true story ever written about him.” 

But then when asked about it again in a follow up interview for Rolling Stone, Willie walked it back a little, telling Kinky:

“I’m not saying it didn’t happen, it might’ve happened. But you would’ve thought I’d remember at least the first four or five hours.”

When asked if the case actually comes to court, Willie added:

“My ex-wife Shirley said she’d be glad to testify on my behalf.”

And then, in a much more recent interview with the The Daily Beast… one published in February of this year, Willie was asked again about the marathon sex story.

Once again, Willie was coy with his response:

“That’s too good a story for me to deny.”

So did Willie really have a 9-hour acrobatic sex marathon with a backwards somersault thrown in there? I guess we’ll never really know for sure, but it’s an awfully specific story to detail in a lawsuit.

You ever hear the phrase, “you can’t make this up?” Sounds like one of those stories you can’t really make up.

And keep in mind, Willie turned 50 in 1983… anybody throwing down somersault sex sessions for even an hour at the age is impressive… but nine hours? That’s freak of nature levels of stamina.

And to my knowledge Willie wasn’t a fan of the Columbian bam bam if that’s what you’re thinking…

True or false, it’s one helluva story. So here’s to the legend himself… the great Willie Nelson.

And speaking of great stories, how about Snoop and Willie stoned to the bone at a KFC in Amsterdam?

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