Country star Jake Owen was forced to use his shirt to cover-up at a gig on Friday (17May13) after he almost exposed himself when his pants ripped at the seams.

The singer was climbing around onstage during his concert in Charleston, South Carolina when his jeans split, sending Owen into a panic - because he wasn't wearing underwear.

The quick-thinking hunk stripped off his white top and tied it around his waist so he wouldn't give audience members an X-rated show and he later took to to joke about the incident.

He wrote, "Charleston, Sc will never be forgotten. My jeans ripped on stage tonight. Going commando=bad idea. Although, great breeze here. Coastal town... Tonight was totally 'nuts' in Charleston. I really gave it my all tonight and let it all hang out."