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Al Roker on poop confession: 'It is what it is'

  • Famed weatherman responds to overwhelming attention his 'Dateline' interview has received
  • In interview, Roker said he pooped his pants at White House
Al Roker responds to the overhelming attention his 'Dateline' interview has received.

It has been hard to peruse the Internet without reading something about Al Roker's candid confession, but Roker doesn't see why it's such a big deal. 

Over the weekend, "Dateline" aired an interview with Roker where he talks about his new book, "Never Going Back." In the interview, Roker recalls his struggles with his weight and his decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Although Roker was able to lose more than 100 pounds as a result of the surgery, there were some downsides, including an unfortunate incident happening back in 2002 at the White House. 

"When you have a bypass and your bowel has been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe," he explained to Nancy Snyderman on "Dateline". "I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to." Roker went on to say he had to pass gas and a "little something extra came out." Yes, he pooped his pants. 

Tuesday on the "Today" show Roker was asked about the worldwide attention his interview received. The NBC weatherman said, "I am just kinda amazed this is such a big deal."

“I put that in the book, ‘Never Going Back’ because I wanted people to realize there are consequences to gastric bypass surgery.” Roker went on to say, “The good news is that the book title does not refer to the White House, because I have been back a number of times without incident... look, it is what it is.” 

As the saying goes, s--- happens.

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