tune in Dateline. Now. Please.
— Al Roker (@alroker) January 7, 2013
Al Roker — America's weatherman, champion of freakish weight loss, and Lenny Kravitz' first cousin once removed — now has another claim to fame: He shat his pants at the White House. (But he was just trying to fart.)
Roker leaked, er, dropped, er, divulged the bombshell last night on Dateline. TMZ has the video:
Apparently Roker's 2002 stomach-stapling surgery — a radical move that helped him shed 140 pounds — left the whole digestive tract thing pretty vulnerable. He told the news program it plagued him in a nursery-school-type accident that went down during a press event at the White House:
I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to. And as I'm walking to the press room ... well, I gotta pass a little gas here. I'm walking by myself. Who's gonna know? Only a little something extra came out. I pooped my pants.
He stashed his soiled briefs in a bathroom trash can and let it all hang out the rest of the day.