Well, this is embarrassing. Long-time Today show correspondent Al Roker has recalled how he was caught short during a visit to the White House, resulting in a very messy pair of pants. The 58-year-old told Dr Nancy Snyderman on Dateline that he accidentally pooped himself while visiting the historic residence.

“I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to…And, as I'm walking to the press room, I've got to pass a little gas here. So, I'm walking by myself — who's going to know? — only, a little something extra came out.” “You pooped in your pants,” said Snyderman, who later confirmed it as a common side effect to the gastric bypass surgery that Roker underwent in 2002. Nevertheless, the newsman was sure to put the accident into context, saying, “[I didn’t poop] horribly, but enough that I knew.” Thanks for that Al!

The correspondent has been pretty vocal since the segment aired, initially directing his Twitter users to the NBC show, tweeting, “Tune [into] Dateline. Now. Please.” Later, he discussed his surgery on Facebook, saying, “Folks need to know the lengths people will go to lose weight. A bypass is no easy answer and has a lot of consequences; some embarrassing, some lethal.”