Nature — if you catch our drift — has a habit of calling at the most inopportune times, and these artists know about that firsthand. Believe or not, more than a handful of your favorite musicians have felt the urge to — erm — relieve themselves mid-performance. But sadly, concert stages typically aren’t equipped with toilets, so these folks had to soil themselves. In front of an audience. Yep — happy Tuesday! (Warning: Some videos NSFW)
Now, we’re not judging these musicians. Bladders are weird and don’t take s—t from anyone. Pun intended. They march to beat of their own drums. And if that means pestering Fergie before she has a chance to run off stage, then so be it. Thankfully, the Black Eyed Peas front-woman is in good company. From Hugh Jackman to Chris Brown, let’s explore these eight musicians who took the phrase “leave it all on the stage” a little too literally.
The explicit and polarizing late punk rocker did something outrageous even by his standards at an Illinois concert in 1985: he pooped onstage. According to Allin’s friend and fellow rocker Bloody Mess, “I was with [Allin] when he bought the Ex-Lax. Unfortunately, he ate it hours before the show, so he constantly had to hold it in or he would’ve s—t before he got onstage… After he s—t onstage, complete chaos broke out in the hall…Hundreds of confused punk kids were flipping out, running out the door, because the smell was INCREDIBLE.”
Now this is an excretion that could’ve been. Last weekend, the battle rapper was facing a tough booing crowd during his duel with Real Deal in Phoenix. According to Complex, Daylyt said, “If I hear two more boos, I’ma boo boo on stage.” And he attempted to do just that. Thankfully, security stepped in and escorted Daylyt offstage before he got a chance to mark his territory. S—t happens, we guess.
Before Jackman was the sexy triple threat we know and love, he was a Broadway newbie with an uncontrollable bladder. In 2011, Jackman shared his embarrassing peeing incident on Rachael Ray’s talk show.
“The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was Beauty and the Beast. I was playing Gaston,” Jackman told Ray. “Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it’s very physical. I had headaches everyday for two months. I went to an astropath [psychic] and he said ’Well, you’re dehydrated.’ So of course [following his advice] I had four liters of water.”
Jackman continues, “I go down to the stage, getting ready for my first number…and I’m like I really need to go again. [The routine is] the most cardiovascular song I’ve ever done: literally I’m picking up Belle and as I pick her up, I stopped singing and right in that moment I realized the muscles you need to release in order to sing are the ones you do not want to release if you need to go.” You can guess what happens next.
On the Donny [Osmond] and Marie Cruise (yes, that’s a thing) in 2012, Marie couldn’t seem to control her laughter after an audience member asked her a question. The giggles turned into something a little more…well, liquid. “I just peed my pants!” Osmond told the audience. “Oh ship.” She gets major props for the pun.
Even the Godmother of Soul isn’t immune to unpredictable bladders. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Labelle said, “I had to go to the ladies’ room and they didn’t have one. It was an outdoor gig. My friend Norma, who’s been doing my hair for 40 years, brought me a bucket to the side, where the side little dressing area is where you do your quick change.”
She continues, “I used a bucket. Nobody knew. They thought I was going back to change clothes. I went on the side. She covered
Robin Thicke (possibly)
We’re not 100 percent sure about this one, but the photos of Thicke at a 2009 New Jersey concert are pretty damning evidence. And Perez Hilton seems to think it was a little more than just crotch sweat. Check out the photos here, and give us your verdict.
No soiling list is complete without Fergie. At a now-notorious 2005 concert with the Black Eyed Peas, the sexy songstress couldn’t help but answer nature’s call while performing the band’s hit “Let’s Get It Started.” If you haven’t seen the pictures, check them out here. We still love you, Fergs!
Did you think Fergie had the top spot? Think again. It’s a 17-year-old Brown who takes the stage-soiling cake. During his “When I Was 17” episode that aired on MTV in 2011, Brown admitted he once “sharted” — that’s a mix of pooping and farting, in case you were curious — onstage. Brown tells MTV, “The crowd didn’t know it, and I had like an outfit change coming up, so I said, ‘Yeah, I can hold it out one more song,’ and this is real disgusting and too descriptive, it was just … I just remember it running down my leg. ” Wow — this gives whole new meaning to Brown’s early hit “Run It.”
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