I turned on the new one Shania Twain documentary last night on Netflix, Shania Twain: Not just a girl and while I have to admit I really didn’t learn anything about Shania that I didn’t already know (I think I’m a die-hard Shania fan), it was great to take a look back at her incredible career.
I mean it’s pretty hard to understand what kind of numbers she was doing back then and to this day she’s the best selling female recording artist of all time. Her 1997 album, Come over, has sold over 40 MILLION copies…for comparison, Taylor Swift’s best-selling album, Fearless, 12 million sold.
A bad bout of Lyme disease sidelined her career for the better part of a decade beginning in 2004, so it’s hard to imagine how massive Shania could have become if she hadn’t taken so much time.
But when I think back to some great Shania moments, I was reminded of this hilarious story from 2018 on an episode of See what’s happening live with Andy Cohen.
Shania Twain revealed she peed her pants multiple times on stage.
“The show must go on…”
She explained the clever way she did it:
“I got up from my chair to stand up and sing, I peed on myself, and the puddle… I just knocked over my water glass.
I was wearing a skirt, thank god… I got up, it all came out, I was dry and the glass of water on the seat.”
As a dude (as a dude it’s easier to pee anywhere) I’ve forced licking on many trees, buildings, dumpsters, etc right in front of the audience.
Kelly Clarkson famously recalled a similar (grosser) situation where she, and this is a direct quote, “grabbed that poor trash can and boy did I destroy it,” right off the stage in the middle of a show.
Not quite the same as peeing your pants on stage, but what’s worse? Wet your pants on stage when you’re drenched in sweat anyway, or shit in a trash can next to the stage? I am thinking of the latter…
But kudos to Shania for getting the job done in secret and not missing a beat.
That’s why she’s one of the best entertainers country music has ever seen.
Ok, that’s not really the reason… but… a veteran move nonetheless.
If you have the chance, check out the new documentary, Shania Twain: Not just a girl on Netflix.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/03/shania-twain-recalls-peeing-her-pants-multiple-time-on-stage-the-show-must-go-on/ Shania Twain Recalls Peeing Her Pants Multiple Time On Stage: “The Show Must Go On”