He is a legendary lothario who has, no doubt, worn out a few mattresses in his time. But now it can be revealed that Sir Mick Jagger makes a rather unusual demand every time he checks into a hotel on tour: he insists on a new mattress – but it has to be slept on for one night by a minion to 'break it in'.
A source said: "Mick always asks for a new mattress in his room, no matter how posh the hotel. But he insists the plastic wrapping stays on while someone sleeps for one night on the mattress to break it in.
It's an unusual request but, hey, he's Mick Jagger. Does he need a new mattress every time? Why not?"
Jagger, 76, is currently on tour with The Rolling Stones in the US. Father-of-eight Jagger has been getting rave reviews for his astonishing on-stage antics despite having had heart surgery in New York in April.
The star underwent a heart valve replacement procedure but was back on his feet within days. The source added: "Mick has never looked or sounded better. He's in fantastic shape for a guy his age and, while the tour was delayed because of his surgery, he's totally back to the old Mick now."
He is dedicated to his health regime and travels everywhere with a private chef who prepares most of his dishes.
"Mick's always working out and is constantly in the dance studio practising his moves. But he also knows the importance of a good night's sleep which is why he insists on having a new mattress at every hotel he stays in."
Jagger has slept with more than 4,000 women, according to biographer Chris Anderson, but has found happiness with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 31, mother of his youngest son, two-year-old Deveraux.
Jagger's demand for a fresh mattress pales in comparison to some rock stars' demands. Beyoncé demands her dressing room is kept at exactly 78 degrees and requires "juicy baked chicken (wings and breast only) seasoned with fresh garlic and cayenne pepper".
Kanye West has a barber's chair backstage alongside a 'slushy' machine containing a cocktail of frozen Coca Cola and Hennessy brandy while Katy Perry asks for "pink and white peonies" (absolutely no carnations) and a box of Huggies babycare wet wipes.
One of the most infamous requests was by rock group Van Halen who asked for a bowl of M&Ms with all brown ones taken out. They also asked for a large tube of KY jelly, herring in sour cream and two bottles of Blue Nun white wine.
Lead singer David Lee Roth explained the M&Ms clause was to ensure tour promoters read all of the requests. He said: "If there were brown M&Ms in the bowl it showed the contract hadn't been read thoroughly."