We know where you heard it, Darci: Forever ago, there was an urban legend that Richard Gere
was admitted to the hospital because he stuck a gerbil up his, uh, you know
. How the rumor got started (Sylvester Stalone
once said he thinks Gere thinks he started it, but “not true”
) or why (Gere once told Metro
the “infamous” “urban myth” is “crazy”), but it’s become a weird, whispered footnote in Gere’s legacy that’s all but forgotten. Well, until now.