Al Roker: 'I pooped myself' at the White House, Today Show anchor admits embarrassing story

Al Roker has never been known to be bashful.

And he certainly opened up in a recent Dateline interview on NBC with Nancy Snyderman, when he admitted an embarrassing incident that took place at the White House.

Roker, 58, was discussing his new book about his struggles with weight loss during the interview with Snyderman.

After undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and losing more than 100 pounds, Roker detailed a visit to the White House about a month after the surgery.

"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."

As he was walking to the press room, Roker said he felt the need to "pass a little gas here. Only a little something extra came out," he said.

"You pooped in your pants," said Snyderman.

"I pooped my pants," confirmed Roker. "Not horribly, but enough that I knew."

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

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

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