Al Roker: I "Pooped My Pants" During White House Visit

Celebrity News Jan. 7, 2013 AT 7:00PM
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After undergoing the surgery in 2002 and losing over 100 pounds, Roker, 58, confessed in an interview with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Dateline Sunday that he pooped his pants at the White House. 

"When you have a bypass and your bowel has been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe," he explained. "I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to." 

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As he was walking to the press room, Roker felt like he had to pass some gas. "Only a little something extra came out," he admitted. "I pooped my pants. Not horribly, but enough that I knew."

"Which is a common side effect of this surgery," Snyderman said.

"So, I was panicking," Roker said. "I got to the restroom of the press room, threw out the underwear and just went commando."

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What did he learn from the experience?

"It told me that I've got to be very vigilant about what I eat," he said.

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