Al Roker comes clean about pooping his pants in the Bush White House

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 15:44 EDT
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Veteran television host Al Roker. Photo: Screenshot via "Dateline NBC."
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Veteran television host Al Roker admitted this week that he pooped his pants while covering an event at the Bush White House, all thanks to a recent bowel reconstruction surgery.

“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to,” he told “Dateline NBC” on Monday, relating a story he tells in his new book, “Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight-Loss Battle For Good.” “And as I’m walking to the press room, ‘Well, I gotta pass a little gas here.’ Well I’m walking by myself, who’s gonna know? And something a little extra came out.”

Roker said he panicked and ran to the restroom, then threw his underwear away and “went commando” for the rest of the assignment.

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday morning, Roker seemed to lament admitting to the embarrassing story, saying he just wanted to let people know the risks of gastric bypass surgery, which he says helped him lose 160 pounds.

This video is from NBC’s “Today,” aired Tuesday, January 8, 2012.

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This video is from “Dateline NBC,” aired Monday, January 7, 2012. Embed courtesy of Mediaite.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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