Incontinence can happen to anyone, and many ordinary people can find it inspiring to learn how celebrities are owning and treating their incontinence. After all, one in three people can experience incontinence at some point in their lives. We have done a roundup of celebrities with incontinence before, and it was a very popular blog post. So we're following up with another list of celebrities who have experienced or are still experiencing urinary incontinence. Since many men and women remain quiet about their bladder leakage from a combination of fear, shame, or lack of knowledge, these celebrities perform an important function by owning their incontinence in public, and proving that you don't need to stay sidelined if you have bladder leakage.
Katy Perry is a famous pop artist who has had several chart-topping hits. While you might recognize the songstress from any number of her hit singles, what you might not have known is that Katy Perry had frequent urinary complications throughout high school. Perry says, "Most people don't know this, but I actually wore diapers pretty regularly during high school. Looking back I can't say that I enjoyed wearing diapers in high school, but I think that the whole experience made me a stronger and more understanding person."
Not only is Whoopi Goldberg a spokesperson for incontinence products, she also has personal experience with urinary incontinence. Whoopi decided to speak out about incontinence to help educate women that bladder leakage is something that can happen to women of all ages, and that there are things you can do about it. Light bladder leakage, or as Whoopi calls it "the spritz," can occur when you sneeze, when you cough, or when you do physical activity.
During a performance with her brother on cruise ships, Marie Osmond suffered from stress incontinence while performing on the stage. Members of the audience saw her let out a stream of urine as she laughed from an audience member's question. At the time, she reportedly said, "I just peed my pants!" Then she wiped up the puddle of urine. Stress incontinence is something that can happen to anyone, but menopause and childbirth are two of the common triggers.