Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider recently told Noisecreep.com that fellow rocker Ted Nugent dodged the draft during the Vietnam War by defecating and vomiting on himself for a week, and by using hard drugs.
Snider said: “Ted’s always been a gun-toting conservative, but what gets me is that he was actually a draft dodger! I mean, to the point where he didn’t bathe for a week, and vomited on himself to deliberately avoid the draft.”
"All of these Republicans who love Ted don’t seem to know or remember that too well. It’s crazy that he’s become one of the voices of conservative America even though he was a draft dodger. If you don’t believe me, Google it.”
Nugent slammed Snider on Twitter, saying he had fallen “for the big lie. Nugent also wrote: “I challenge u to man up to the truth We xpected btr.”
However, Snider is backed up by an interview that Nugent gave High Times in 1977: “Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up."
"Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death. Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. Poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.”
Years later, Nugent told Creem magazine that he also snorted a line of crystal meth before attending his draft board physical exam, which gave him a “big, juicy 4F."
Nugent changed his story in 2006 when he told The Independent that he actually got student deferments and just made up the draft dodging story to impress his interviewer at High Times.
According to the myth-busting website Snopes, Nugent did get student deferments. However, once those ran out, he did get a “4F,” although the records do not specify why.