Psst! Psst! You guys, oh my god, oh my god! Hugh Jackman peed his pants! Oh my god, look at Hugh! He peed himself! He peed his pants! Shhhh! Don’t let him hear us. Eeeew.
Hugh explained to Rachael Ray:
“The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was Beauty and the Beast. I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it’s very physical. I had headaches everyday for two months. I went to an astropath [psychic] and he said ‘Well, you’re dehydrated.’ So of course I had four liters of water. I go down to the stage, getting ready for my first number… and I’m like I really need to go again. [The routine is] the most cardiovascular song I’ve ever done: literally I’m picking up Belle and as I pick her up, I stopped singing and right in that moment I realized the muscles you need to release in order to sing are the ones you do not want to release if you need to go. I’m carrying her [over one shoulder] not singing, and she’s going ‘What’s going on? What’s going on?’ So finally, it’s embarrassing at this point. I’ve not sung an entire verse.”
Apparently, this has been Hugh’s go-to embarrassing tale for a few years now — he told it in a Playboy interview in 2008. The weirdest part of this is that he went to a psychic instead of a doctor for medical advice.
“Common cold? Here, eat this crystal ball; it’ll make you shit onstage at the Tonys.”