Video: Al Roker Tells Embarrassing Fart Story
Al Roker, the meteorologist for the “Today Show” and Weather Channel appeared on “Dateline” Sunday night while promoting his memoir “Never Going Back”.
Roker gave an extremely honest account of his embarrassing experience at the White House in 2002, shortly after he had gastric bypass surgery.
Al Roker reveals that about a month after his surgery that he attended an event at the White House for George W. Bush. He felt like he needed to fart, but instead got a little surprise in his pants.
Roker revealed, “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.”
The television personality used to tip the scales at 340 pounds, before losing over 100 pounds after his gastric bypass.
Roker shared his story of weight loss and his new lease on life with NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Sunday’s “Dateline”.
These days Al only eats unprocessed foods that are high in protein and low in carbs. He also included a 30-minute exercise routine that consists of strength training to burn more calories.
Al Roker admits he used to binge on fattening foods.
He explained, “It was one of those things where, to a certain extent, you don’t feel worthy … you’re going to be found out as a fraud, you’re not as good as you think you are, all those different things combined. And, I like food. But beyond having a good piece of steak or something like that, I’d have to have two steaks.”
In his book, Roker revealed how his weight put a strain on his marriage to fellow TV journalist Deborah Roberts.
The weatherman admits, “It brings you up short, but even that wasn’t really enough to say ‘you’ve got to do something about this,’ and that’s the problem. People think that the folks in their life who are overweight, ‘I’m going to just help them.’ It’s not a help. We know we’re fat.”
Al Roker even talks about his sex life in this video: