Was Teddy Pendergrass A Homosexual?
I have had people mention to me that American R&B and soul singer and songwriter Teddy Pendergrass was homosexual due to the account of how he ended up paralyzed in an automobile accident back in March 1982, with the alleged passenger that night being a transvestite by the name of Tanika Watson.
A newsreporter friend of mine who worked for the Chicago Tribune told me of the actual account (which was never reported) of what really happened on that fateful March 18, 1982 night.
Pendergrass was allegedly receiving oral sex from the wife of then Philadelphia 76ers basketball star, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving (whom Pendergrass was having an affair with), while driving his 1981 Rolls-Royce silver spirit automobile.
The excitement and pleasure from the act of fellatio caused Pendergrass to become distracted, causing him to hit a guard rail, cross into the opposite traffic lane, and hit two trees.
Pendergrass and his automobile guest were trapped in the wreckage for 45 minutes. To prevent a scandal and to protect the image of Philadelphia son Julius Erving, rescuers pulled Mrs. Erving out of the car and found a transvestite to take her place in the car. Forty-five minutes was more than enough time to locate someone else to replace the true passenger, the wife of basketball legend Dr. J. The scheme worked and it went down that Pendergrass was in the car with a transvestite the day he got into a wreck and ended up paralyzed from the waist down.
What luck for Mr. Pendergrass - having a woman go down on him and ending up paralyzed from the waist down.
You know, even before I heard the actual account from my Chicago Tribune source, I had always heard rumors that Teddy was really in the car with Dr. J’s former wife and receiving head (a blow job, fellatio). Turned out those rumors were actually not rumors, but undisclosed facts and this revelation answers the question of this article. So, no, Teddy Pendergrass was not a homosexual, closet or otherwise, something so many R&B (as well as Hip Hop) artists are or flirt around with these days, i.e. DMX, Eddie Murphy, Johhny Gill, Frank Ocean, et al.
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