Pop icon Rick Springfield says that dealing with women constantly coming on to him when fame hit was “a little bit of a mindf—k.”
In the ’80s, Springfield was riding high with a role as hunky Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital” and the success of his hit 1981 album, “Working Class Dog,” which included the chart-topping classic “Jessie’s Girl.”
“One week I’m walking down the street and no one is looking at me, and two weeks later everyone is turning around and going, ‘Hey, isn’t that that guy?’” Springfield recently told Page Six.
The 70-year-old musician had his fair share of run-ins with groupies, telling us of the sudden interest in him: “I was a young guy … as a turnaround, it’s amazing … it’s quite shocking.”
But Springfield is mum when it comes to discussing numbers.
“I know there are guys who say they’ve had thousands of women,” he said. “I’m not that guy. That was a part of the journey, I hope I was a nice guy. That numbers thing reeks of, ‘My d–k is bigger than yours.’”
He married Barbara Porter in 1984 and had two sons, Liam and Joshua, with her. The singer is quarantining with his family in Malibu, Calif., amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The “I’ve Done Everything for You” singer has also released a new song, “The Wall Will Fall,” to help raise money for FeedingAmerica.org, a national hunger-relief organization helping those affected by the pandemic.
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