|ELVIS WAS "A GERMOPHOBE" CLAIMS PRISCILLA?
October 30, 2015 - Jonathon Ross Show / Elvis Express Radio
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On this weeks edition of the Jonathan Ross Show, Priscilla appears and she claims that Elvis insisted on taking his own cutlery to
other people's houses, drank from the handle side of the cup over fear of bugs.....Oh brother, this is a new one. We here at
E.E.R guess that's why Elvis would never kiss any of female fans at his live shows. We think it's her age that's catching up?
Almost every aspect of his personal life has been dissected, but every now and then, someone who had
So finding a little-known fact about Elvis Presley is a rarity.
Fortunately his ex-wife Priscilla was on hand for a TV chat show – and explained that the King of Rock n Roll was a germophobe.
The 70-year-old said he was so determined to avoid other people’s germs that he insisted on taking his own cutlery to other people’s houses and would only drink from where the
handle met a cup as he believed no other mouths or fingers would have touched that spot.
Speaking to Jonathan Ross about her marriage to the superstar, Mrs Presley said that she only now appreciated how hard it must have been for him to deal with fame.
But he was so determined to write songs and make music, that if he was still alive today he would still be making music.
Talking about Presley’s dislike of germs, she said: ‘He never liked to go to people’s homes to eat because didn’t like eating with other people’s silverware, so he would take his own
‘And he didn’t like drinking out of cups that other people had drunk out of, even restaurants or other people’s homes.
‘So when he drank, he would drink where the handle was, knowing that no one would ever drink at that side.’
When asked by Ross: 'So was he sort of germophobic then?’, she responded: ‘Yes he was a bit, he just didn’t like being around other things that people handled a lot.
‘He was that way when he was young, very young, a young boy.
‘I think he just didn’t like to put his mouth where other people put their mouth, with silverware, things that you put in your mouth.’
Presley, who endured a long battle with addiction, died at the age of 42 in 1977. It is suspected that it was from an overdose of prescription drugs that caused his heart to stop.
He is still the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide.
He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Mrs Presley, 70, was 14 when she met Elvis for the first time but did not marry him until 1967. she gave birth to their daughter Lisa Marie in 1968.
She divorced Elvis in 1973, but said the star was the love of her life and the pair remained close until he died four years later.
Addressing his death, on the show, due to be aired tomorrow (Sat), she said: ‘[It was] absolutely devastating, I mean still to this day it’s hard to believe.
‘I think he’d still be doing music definitely, that was certainly in his soul. He just loved music and I don’t think he’d ever give that up.
‘He wanted to give so much. He wanted to do more, he wanted to sing better songs, there were so many demands made on him.
‘I look and I say, “Wow his shoulders were so full.” How he lifted himself up sometimes I just don’t know.’
The Jonathan Ross Show is on Saturday 31st October at 10.25pm on ITV.