Because people are the worst and can't just leave people who are, you know, dead alone, someone started a rumor that John Lennon was bulimic. Author Debra Sharon Davis writes in her new book, Backstage Pass VIP, that Lennon used to, among other things, eat giant bowls of ice cream and rice krispies and then throw them up because he hated "feeling full."
But as you might have expected, Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has come forward to squash these rumors and making it clear dude wasn't sufferring from an eating disorder:
"John did not have an eating disorder. Sometimes he slipped and ate a bar of chocolate. His diets included vegetarian diet, macrobiotic diet and, very rarely a juice-only diet. All of the above are internationally approved health diets."
That chocolate bar bit is the best. [NME]