'Prostate Problems' Caused Depardieu Pee Mishap And Gerard 'offered to clean up,' says pal By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 19, 2011 10:58 AM CDT 8 comments Comments In this Sept 12, 2010 file picture, French actor Gerard Depardieu tests a glass of wine during a gastronomy fair in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo/ Roberto Pfeil/dapd, File) (Newser) – Ah, well, that explains it: Gerard Depardieu suffers from prostate problems, which are to blame for his little peeing mishap earlier this week, claims a friend. In a statement released by one of his traveling companions on his behalf, the friend explains that the health issues are "very worrying and humiliating for him," and reaffirms the earlier explanation that Depardieu was actually attempting to urinate into a bottle, which overflowed, TMZ reports. Not allowed to get up, he was forced to finish peeing on the floor, says the friends. Depardieu, the statement insists, was "stone-cold sober" and "offered to clean up the mess." Click to watch Anderson Cooper's hilarious reaction to the incident.