10 Other Ill-Timed Potty Breaks
In honor of the Nigerian who stayed in Flight 253's bathroom for an hour
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2009 11:19 AM CST
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(Newser) – The Nigerian man who found himself dragged from the tarmac in handcuffs after spending an hour in the bathroom of Northwest Flight 253 might feel better knowing he’s in good company. Gawker revisits a few other poorly-timed bathroom breaks in a list Azaria Jagger admits is basically “an extended poop joke”:

  • George W. Bush: Wrote a note to Condoleezza Rice during a 2005 UN meeting that read, “I think I may need a bathroom break? Is this possible.” A Reuters photographer brilliantly captured the moment.

  • Renee Zellweger: Missed the announcement that she’d won a Golden Globe because Barry Diller told her it was OK to go to the bathroom.
  • Fergie: Caught on tape wetting herself onstage, the Black Eyed Peas’ singer admitted, “I had a few drinks before going on stage, but I didn’t think to go to the bathroom. We were jumping around and my bladder just started, you know…”
  • Elvis Presley: One of a few famous people who met their ends in the bathroom.
For the complete list, click here.