While being interviewed by correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD, the weatherman – who lost more than 100 lbs. following the surgery – confessed to having an accident while at the White House.
“When you have a bypass and your bowels [have] been reconstructed, you think you’re pretty safe,” Roker begins in the video on TMZ.com.
“And I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to. And as I’m walking to the press room I gotta pass a little gas here. I’m walking by myself. Who’s gonna know? Only a little something extra came out,” the news anchor explains.
“You pooped in your pants,” correspondent Snyderman answers.
“I pooped my pants. Not horribly, but enough that I knew,” Roker – who recently released a memoir Never Goin’ Back: My Weight Loss Journey – says.
Snyderman interjects that it’s a “common side effect of the surgery.”
In the moments after the incident, an anxious Roker, 58, had to think fast.
“I was panicking, so I got to the restroom of the press room, threw out the underwear and just went commando.”
Despite the traumatic experience, Roker says he learned a big lesson that day.
“It told me that I’ve gotta be very vigilant as to what I eat,” he says.
Watch the video below: