PUBLISHED: 15:10, Tue, Sep 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:18, Tue, Sep 8, 2020
In the mid-late 1950s, Elvis Presley suddenly shot to fame as a young man. But until he came back from serving in the army, The King struggled with nightmares and some sleepwalking. And it turns out there were incidents that sparked this for him.
Speaking on the , Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith said: “In the younger days he had a lot of nightmares.”
On the incident that partly sparked them, he said: “One time he was sitting in a car and somebody recognised him.
“So they walked up and they said, ‘Can I have your autograph?’ and handed him a piece of paper.
“He started signing it, [then] the guy hit him right in the side of the jaw.”
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Elvis Presley’s NIGHTMARES and sleepwalking: King’s cousin on incidents that caused them (Image: GETTY)
While on another occasion a strange guy came to Graceland saying Elvis was looking for him, but The King wasn’t.
Incidents like this caused the singer to have a lot of nightmares, which would include people chasing him.
Billy said how you didn’t grab Elvis if he was having one, but you would just talk to him.
As one time Elvis hit his other cousin Gene Smith in his sleep.