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.

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Comments (25)
  1. beauty and the beast was good on broadway! i didnt know hugh was doing this, but ROFL

  2. syd  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2008 +1

    That’s what he gets for drinking a full pot of Mrs. Potts before the show. lulz

    • This is unrelated to Mrs. Potts, but I doubt it’s going to come up anywhere else. I’m predicting that Gabe will come up with Hugh Jackman pee jokes for about four years.

  3. Selena  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2008 +1

    At least he didn’t try to pass it off as Crotch Sweat like Fergie did when she peed herself at Street Scene… “Oh, no, I didn’t pee myself; my crotch just sweats as if it’s been river dancing.” ;-\

    I salute you Mr. Hugh Jackson. FOR KEEPING IT REAL ( but I’m still LMAO)

  4. “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.”

    Seriously, Hugh Jackman….what.

  5. Is it just me, or is “The actor in me took over” one of the most obnoxious things a person can say? “If I pee my pants, its OK because I’m a professional actor, unlike you insufferable peasants.”

  6. jango  |   Posted on May 9th, 2009 0

    I think he just meant he was more worried about not hitting the note than he was about peeing his pants…

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