When Hugh Jackman peed in his pants on stage

November 13th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 13 (IANS) Hugh Jackman was left embarrassed during a performance on stage when he peed in his pants in front of a packed house.The Australian actor was playing Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” and drank a lot of water before the performances to fight dehydration headaches. He had to pee really badly. And one night, he found it difficult to hold it in.

Contactmusic.com reports him saying: “I thought, ‘I’ll be all right.’ The number featured (character) Belle and me; I chased her around the stage, lifting her up, dragging her, singing the whole time. Then I realised, ‘No way!’ I was sucking in air, trying to sing and dance. I picked her up and realised I peed my pants a little.

“The very last note is a big time F sharp… (and) you have to release certain muscles to hit it, the same ones that allow you to hold on when you have to go to the bathroom. I thought, ‘S**t, if I sing this note, I’m going to pee my pants; if I don’t, I’m going to look humiliated. The actor in me took over.”

Jackman thought no one would notice.

He added: “I thought, ‘These red tights must be waterproof’. I was laughing as if I’d gotten away with it. But the audience was looking at me funny. It had seeped through and my pants were completely wet.”

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