Singer and songwriter Bryan Adams was a guest star on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last night, and while there, he played a game named Plead the Fifth! The host asked him three pretty difficult questions and he only kind of ‘plead the fifth’ on one of them, all the while clarifying some misconceptions about the nature of his relationship with the late Princess Diana.
‘There are many rumors that you and Princess Diana were once romantically involved. Her butler said he used to sneak you into Kensington Palace. How would you characterize your relationship with Princess Diana?’ Cohen asked.
‘Great friends. And she didn’t sneak me in, I would just roll up,’ the man simply replied.
But Cohen insisted: ‘Friends with benefits?’
‘Um, she was just … we were good friends.’
Before asking about the longtime rumors, the host also inquired about a specific pic Adams supposedly gave Elton John, Lady Di’s close friend.
‘You once gave a photograph of your penis to Elton John for his 42nd birthday. Bryan Adams, when is the last time you sent a d**k pic?’ Cohen asked.
‘That was the first and only time,’ Adams declared.
‘Where does Sir Elton, by the way, keep that?’ Cohen wondered.
Adams insisted that the photo was ‘artsy’ and revealed that ’When I gave it to him in the frame he said, ‘I’m going to change that frame.’ So, now it’s in a very gold frame. I think it’s on his mantlepiece.’
The third question was about Adams’ career as a celeb photographer.
‘You have photographed countless celebrities: Queen Elizabeth II, Lindsay Lohan, Mickey Rourke, Gorbachev, Amy Winehouse, Pink. Who was the most difficult subject you have ever photographed,’ Cohen pried.
‘Actually, I wouldn’t say any of those people were difficult. More the publicists were the difficult ones. The people, usually if they walk up for a photograph, they are ready to do it,’ he clarified.