Bladder Control Issues Affect Young Women Celebrities Too
Bladder control issues affect young women celebrities too – they do not discriminate among age groups. Here are stories about the bladder control challenges that four famous young women experienced in their teens, twenties or thirties.
Fergie (Born in 1975)
The singer for the Black Eyed Peas admits that she had an onstage accident at a concert in San Diego in 2005 (when she was 30). Fergie shared that she had had a few drinks and hadn’t thought to hit the restroom before the show started. Then when they started rocking out on the stage, as she put it:
“We were jumping around – it was all very rock ‘n’ roll – and my bladder just started… you know…”
After she realized she had wet her pants, “Somebody brought out these champagne bottles because it was the New Year, and I basically opened one up and squirted it all over myself, so nobody would notice.”
At first Fergie even tried to say it was sweat; after all, she was a hot young pop star in her twenties at the time and having a bladder accident is not something you want defining your career. But pictures made the rounds on the internet and since it was obviously not sweat; she came forward with the truth and laughed it off.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck (Born in 1977)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, formerly of the View and now leading Fox and Friends, revealed on air to all her viewers the issues she experienced with pregnancy bladder control. Elisabeth admitted that during her pregnancy with her second child, she had bladder control issues with urine leakage when she laughed. But then it got worse.
One day, while driving to New Jersey, she realized she had to go to the bathroom and traffic was heavy. So while they negotiated their way to their destination, “… all of a sudden it was like 0-60. It was sort of a medium-pee situation where I was going to have to go, to I’m going in two seconds, the floodgates are open.”
Since she had her first baby with her, thankfully, she had a diaper bag and was able to use the diapers to relieve herself. She filled two whole diapers and said she could have used a third! Pregnancy bladder control issues are not often talked about and they may possibly lead to future bladder concerns if they are ignored.
Sarah Silverman (Born in 1970)
Sarah is a stand-up comedienne and actress who dated Jimmy Kimmel, wrote for Saturday Night Live, and is best known for her satirical comedy covering social taboos.
Sarah has shared that she suffered from bed wetting until late in her teens, wearing diapers to bed even at sleepovers. She says she felt humiliated, “as if she was carrying a deep dark secret,” until she finally outgrew her night wetting.
Katy Perry (Born in 1984)
Pop singing superstar and glamorous sex symbol Katy Perry has had her share of success and hit songs. But the ex-wife of Russell Brand and former girlfriend of John Mayer says that she suffered from urinary complications throughout high school. Katy’s physicians were initially unable to determine what was causing her symptoms. Katy says, “I went through a number of different treatments for loss of bladder control, and at first it seemed like nothing was going to work. “
Eventually, Katy says, her doctors determined she had a urinary tract infections and were able to identify the cause. “Most people don’t know this, but I actually wore diapers pretty regularly during high school. Looking back I can’t say that I enjoyed wearing diapers in high school, but I think that the whole experience made me a stronger and more understanding person.”
Celebrities Face The Same Bladder Issues We Do
From these stories we can see bladder issues and occasional incontinence could affect almost everybody at any age. It is uncomfortable and inconvenient. But we should not blame ourselves and feel shame about it.
Like these famous women it’s time for us to face our bladder problems and take action today, because no one – not even celebrities – want to live this way.