Flea just shared, perhaps, one of the most relatable “Rock Stars: They’re Just Like Us!” stories on Twitter.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist took to the social media platform on April 7 to share a harrowing tale of having to go number two while shopping at Target. He writes, “More rock star glamour: walked to Target to get nail clippers and nose hair trimmer. Employees were right on me asking for selfies and telling me they love me. Two minutes later I get hit with a major urge to take a sh-t.”
Flea continues, “They tell me bathroom is downstairs, I go there but ten people in line, I’m about to soil my trousers. I go to employees and plead, please can I use employees bathroom they say no employees only.”
His toilet tale gets even more stressful. Flea writes, “I run across the street to some cafe and ask to use bathroom (on the way there a guy waiting outside tells me I’m an a–hole for not stopping to take a selfie with him.) The cafe lady threatens to call security on me for politely asking for bathroom.”
Fortunately, this story has a not-disgusting ending. Flea concludes, “I made it by the skin of my teeth to a restaurant a few blocks away. Back to hotel to practice trumpet.”
Understandably, many fans replied to Flea’s tweet. The best reply came via television writer Aaron Wiener who wrote, “I don’t ever wanna feel. Like I did that day.” However, it must be noted that playing the trumpet in your hotel room must be delightful for those in neighboring rooms. Oh, well…at least he didn’t sh-t himself!