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Hugh Jackman Peed His Pants

By Gabe Delahaye / November 13, 2008 - 1:08 pm

YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. I’M 47 YEARS OLD AND THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE READ ALL DAY. HE’S A GROWN MAN. From IMDB:

Hugh Jackman was left red faced during a stage stint as Gaston in Beauty + The Beast – when he peed himself in front of a packed house.

The Aussie actor started guzzling water before performances, to fight dehydration headaches, but it left him desperate for a pee during the show.

And one night, he just couldn’t hold it in.

He tells Playboy magazine, “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 he’d got away with it when he looked down and saw no trace he’d relieved himself onstage: “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.”

Somehow the fact that it was during Beauty and the Beast is so funny. It’s like when an employer matches your 401k deposits. Hugh Jackman peeing himself is, like, 100 LOLs, but the fact that it was onstage during Beauty and the Beast instantly makes it 200 LOLs. It’s important to start investing in your LOLk early so that you have enough funny things to laugh about when you’re about to die.