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?
Willie Nelson Nearly Died From COVID Earlier This Year: “I Wasn’t Sure He Was Going To Make It”
When the pandemic first broke out, priority number one was…
But in all seriousness, COVID tragically took a number of great country music legends from us… John Prine, Joe Diffie, Charley Pride, and more. It was heartbreaking to see these country legends passing away.
And according to a new profile in New York Times Magazine, Willie did have a close call this past May that never made the news.
Willie’s wife Annie says they set up a makeshift hospital at home, and threw the kitchen sink at it:
“I had a nebulizer on the bus. I started everything I could at that point, including Paxlovid. He had the monoclonal antibodies. He had steroids.
We turned the house into a hospital. There were a couple of times when I wasn’t sure he was going to make it.”
“I had a pretty rough time with it. COVID ain’t nothing to laugh at, that’s for sure.”
And while a lifetime of smoking has put quite a strain on Willie’s lungs over the years, he was recovered in six days and back to playing shows two weeks later.
The time at home felt like a prison sentence of the road warrior who admits he would sit in his tour bus sometimes, just to feel like he was going somewhere:
“Every day it was more and more like a prison sentence.”
But according to Annie, Willie isn’t ready to retire anytime soon… and maybe, not ever.
“At the end of every tour, Will talks about retiring. But then we’ll have a conversation: ‘Well, what would you do if you retired?’
We both know the answer: Just lay down and die. It’s impossible to imagine him not being out there.”
Willie will be back on the road come September, touring on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour, however, if nothing else, this serves as a sobering reminder that a country music like Willie Nelson won’t be around forever… go see him as soon as you can.
I had the chance earlier this month to see Willie here in Chicago (along with Turnpike, Zach Bryan, and Morgan Wade… what a lineup), but unfortunately I couldn’t make it.
I won’t make the same mistake twice.
Might be about time for a “Still Not Dead” Part 2…