Ice-T has recalled the time he battled “full-blown diarrhoea” on stage.
The embarrassing mishap occurred when the rapper took to the stage at Lollapolooza shortly after eating a portion of gumbo, a popular Cajun-spiced fish stew that originates from southern Louisiana.
“I don’t eat before shows,” Ice-T revealed on US chat show Late Night With Seth Meyers. “I had a bad incident one time – I was at Lollapalooza back in the day and this lady served us gumbo during lunch and I went on stage, in front of like 20,000 people, with full blown diarrhoea.”
Explaining how the diarrhoea affected his performance, he added: “So imagine standing on stage, holding your butt cheeks, and you’re trying to tell people to go crazy like, ‘ Oh yeah, alright!’ And when the show was over, one fart would have been disaster. Never again, so I don’t eat right before a show ever!”
Watch Ice-T chatting about his embarrassing bout of diarrhoea below, shortly after the four-minute mark.
During the interview, Ice-T also discussed how he makes sure he is physically ready for a big tour, saying: “I mean, you’ve just got to have your cardio up and it’s just like Broadway – once you get past that first night on tour it just falls in place, you know. But the crowd, you get the energy, you just go out there and do what you do.”