Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall has issued a heartfelt apology to the 1,000 women he slept with over an energetic three-year period.
The 50-year-old lothario claims to have slept with the staggering number of ladies during the height of the band’s success at the end of the 1980s.
In an interview with The Guardian, Hucknall said: “I regret the philandering. In fact, can I issue a public apology? They know who they are and I’m truly sorry.”
The randy redhead, whose Manchester band Simply Red had hits including ‘Fairground’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now’, was well known on the scene for his womanising despite his less than conventional look.
Hucknall added: “A red-headed man is not generally considered to be a sexual icon, but when I had the fame, oh my God, it went crazy.
“Between 1985 and 1987, I would sleep with about three women a day, every day. I never said no. This was what I wanted from being a pop star. I was living the dream and my only regret is I hurt some really good girls.”
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