Celebrities Have to Stop Holding Their Pee at the Met Gala

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It’s Met Gala Monday, and celebrities have come from near and far to attend one of fashion’s biggest nights. The stars will be wearing their finest threads, often custom-fit to their bodies by luxury designers – which is, of course, an honor. But it’s also apparently a health hazard.

For several years now celebrities have taken their fans behind the scenes as they get ready for the Met Gala. And many of them have divulged the same concerning fact: that they will not be peeing during the event, typically due to outfit constraints.

Ashley Graham is the latest to join in on the trend, admitting in a pre-Met-Gala TikTok that everything but peeing will be going on in the Met bathroom, a notorious spot for some BTS shenanigans during the event. “There’s big photoshoots in there,” she says in the video. “There is lots of talking. Sometimes people smoke cigarettes, but that’s against the rules.”

While Graham may join in on some of those activities, she says she likely won’t be using the bathroom for its intended purpose. “This year I cannot pee at all,” the model and mom of three continued. “I can’t get my dress off. So I’ve actually stopped drinking liquids at this point because I don’t know how I’m going to piss.” The TikTok was posted around 5 p.m., 1.5 hours before Vogue began streaming the red carpet and about three hours before dinner begins. That’s a long time to hold it in.

Graham joins the likes of Kim Kardashian, who revealed that she “won’t be able to pee for about four hours,” in her getting ready video for the 2019 Met Gala, and Bella Hadid, whose 2017 catsuit was “sewn in from the top,” per a Harper’s Bazaar UK interview.

In case you’re wondering, no, holding your pee for long periods of time is not advisable. Doing so can increase your risk of a urinary tract infection, per USC’s Keck Medicine. Doctors suggest that you should be emptying your bladder every three to four hours, reports the Washington Post.

Clearly at least a handful of celebs have not gotten the memo this 2023 Met Gala or in years past. But we’re hoping the majority of them decide to use the bathroom for its true purpose this year – for the sake of their urinary tracts, if not their comfort.

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