David Lee Roth: Lloyd’s of London Once Insured His “Little Elvis”

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The lead singer of Van Halen, David Lee Roth, told HuffPost Live that his penis, which he calls “Little Elvis,” was once insured by Lloyd’s of London.

“Somebody said, ‘Well, we’ll have to insure Edward’s [Guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s] fingers because he’s gonna be using those a lot on the road, and Alex Van Halen’s elbows,” Roth told HuffPost Live. “You know, when a drummers use their elbows a lot we’re gonna have to insure those elbows because he’s gonna be using those a lot. And I said, ‘What about Little Elvis? We’re gonna be using him a lot.’”

Roth likened Lloyd’s of London to a “bookie joint” in which people bid on insuring risks such as Luciano Pavarotti’s voice, or Eddie Van Halen’s left hand.

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