The Ten Greatest False Rumors in Pop History


Posted by on 11/03/2011 at 3:39 PM

The Popdust Files: marilyn manson

#4 Marilyn Manson Has a Rib Removed

RUMOR: No man was the subject of more crazy rumors in the late ’90s than good ol’ Rob Warner, who if you believed the hype, slaughtered puppies as part of his demonic stage show, had once played Paul on late-’80s sitcom The Wonder Years, and most memorably, had opted to remove a rib from his stomach, so that he could more easily perform oral sex upon his own penis. (Oddly, this still may have been the most believable of the rumors).

DEBUNKED!: The rumor was always more an urban myth among frightened and awed teenagers than it was a legitimate topic of debate, and no medical records or anything were ever produced to evidence it. (Not to mention that the rib-removal thing wasn’t even a new rumor—Cher was also supposed to have done it in the late ’80s for beautification purposes.)

DENY, DENY, DENY: “If I’d really gotten my ribs removed, I would have been busy sucking my own dick on The Wonder Years instead of chasing Winnie Cooper…plus, who really has time to be killing puppies when you can be sucking your own dick?” -Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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