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Al Roker 'amazed' his White House pants-pooping story is 'such a big deal'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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"I'm just kind of amazed this is such a big deal," Roker told his "Today" show co-hosts Tuesday morning, after they asked the meteorologist to relive the time he pooped his pants at the White House.

"I put that [incident] in the book because I wanted people to realize that there are consequences to gastric bypass surgery," Roker said.

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In a "Dateline" interview that aired Sunday night, Roker recalled letting out " a little something extra" at a White House event during George W. Bush's presidency in 2002, probably the result of the gastric bypass surgery that had helped him lose 140 pounds.

Roker: When you have a bypass and your bowels have been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe. I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to. And as I'm walking to the press room, I think I'm gonna pass a little gas here. Who's gonna know? Only a little something extra came out.

Snyderman: You pooped in your pants.

Roker: I pooped my pants.

Roker added that he quickly removed his underwear and "went commando."

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