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I saw an interview with Hugh Jackman, where he told a story about when he played Gaston in an Australian production of Beauty and the Beast and peed his pants onstage while singing "Me."

"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."


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