Jessica Simpson is so scared of splitting her pants and flashing the crowd during concerts, she has started wearing special accident-proof stage clothes.
The singer debuted her new split-proof pants - a cross between a skirt and shorts - during a concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Thursday night (12Feb09).
She explained the style choice to fans, saying, "I've had times when my pants split right down the middle when I bent down to reach a note.
"That's why I'm wearing a skort - not a skirt, not a short - just so they wouldn't split."
Simpson recently hit back at recent tabloid claims she has piled on the pounds, insisting her weight is "right where (it's) supposed to be".