Al Roker seems to have spent enough time in front of the camera that he now doesn’t mind telling the world every last detail about his personal life. That’s the only reason we can think of for why he decided to share one embarrassing life moment on “Dateline” during a recent interview.
As many know, Roker got his stomach stapled in 2002. Apparently he had to head to the White House a month after his operation, and there accidentally let out some gas that included a little something more.
“When you have a bypass and your bowel’s been reconstructed, you think you’re pretty safe,” Roker remembers. “I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to. And as I’m walking to the press room, [I’m thinking] 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 — not horribly, but enough that I knew.”
His lesson from the incident? “It told me that I’ve got to be very vigilant as to what I eat.” Also, maybe carry around some extra underwear after having a gastric bypass surgery.