19 Crazy Secrets Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Revealed In His Autobiography

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In 2004 Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis released his searing autobiography, Scar Tissue. Co-written with Larry Sloman, the book seemingly delves into the darkest parts of the rock icon’s life – and leaves very little unexplored. Indeed, everything from Kiedis losing his virginity to smuggling money for his dad is laid bare for all to read. The book is so no-holds-barred, in fact, that the star later said he had initially regretted ever having written it. And after you’ve read the kind of stories that he put into print, you’ll perhaps understand why…

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19. He asked Debbie Harry to marry him… when he was eight

According to one passage of Scar Tissue, an eight-year-old Kiedis was introduced to Debbie Harry at a party. Apparently, Kiedis had been somewhat obsessed with Blondie at the time and was particularly “smitten” with Harry. Naturally, then, the youngster saw his chance and swiftly asked Harry to marry him. And what was Harry’s response? Well, in her own words, she “let him down gently.”

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18. He saw Cher naked when she babysat him

Kiedis’ actor father, whose real name is John, works under the stage name Blackie Dammett and has 35 credits on his IMDb page. And back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, it seems that Dammett rolled with an interesting crowd. When Kiedis was just an eighth grader, in fact, he was reportedly babysat by superstar Cher. What’s more, the future rock icon wrote that he had “watched [Cher] take her clothes off” – and that it was “just thrilling.”

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