On last night’s Dateline NBC, Al Roker gave us more information than we ever asked for about problems he had with his bowels after his gastric bypass surgery. Specifically, Roker discussed a humiliating incident that occurred more than ten years ago while he was covering an event at the White House.
About a month after he underwent gastric bypass surgery, Roker says he attempted to “pass gas” on his way to the briefing room, “but a little something extra came out.”
Roker went on to explain that after the surgery, “you think you’re pretty safe”, but you still have to be very careful. Roker tried to present the incident in as tactful a way as possible, but the interviewer was not so kind, asking bluntly, ‘You pooped your pants?’ Roker responded, “I pooped my pants. Not horribly, but I knew… and, so I was panicking, so I got to the restroom of the press room, threw out the underwear, you know, and just went commando.”
On the list of things the public needs to be concerned about, Al Roker soiling his pants or going commando aren’t anywhere on that list.
Why was Roker trying to pass gas in public, yet alone the White House, anyway? If Roker hadn’t been trying to sneak a stinky, this would’ve never happened to him. It pays to either hold the gas or go to the little boy’s room when nature calls. Let this be a lesson to Roker.