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Gerard Depardieu

URINATION EXPLANATION

I Offered to 'Clean Up the Mess'

8/19/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Gerard Depardieu is finally explaining why he peed on the floor of an Air France plane this week ... blaming the whole thing on prostate issues ... but insisting he "offered to clean up the mess."

Gerard's traveling companion on the flight, Edouard Baer, has released a statement on Depardieu's behalf, saying, "[Gerard] has prostate problems and it was very worrying and humiliating for him."

Baer claims he gave Gerard a bottle to pee in while the two were on the plane ... but the bottle quickly overflowed ...and when the flight attendant refused to let the actor use the lavatory because the crew was preparing for take-off, Gerard decided to finish on the floor.

The rep insists Gerard is "upset" about the situation -- adding, "He was also stone-cold sober at the time. This is not the way he usually behaves."

Depardieu was removed from the flight -- but was placed on another plane and eventually traveled without pissing off anyone else.

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16.

SLH    

hell its Air France ... they are used to people pissing on the floor

1072 days ago
17.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Let's face it, he decided to have himsel*****ood ole fashioned pee party!

1072 days ago
18.

AnnieSH    

I hate to say this, but if this was a woman they wouldn't have refused. Maybe now that this has gone public, people will be a LITTLE (not much but a little) more aware of how serious prostate issues can be.

1072 days ago
19.

Chuck    

What a load of BS. This man is dangerously insane to show so little consideration for the other passengers on the plane..

1072 days ago
20.

LittleBIt    

The French are pigs!!!!!

1072 days ago
21.

BouncersSuck    

Come'on Gerard!! We need u Deapardieu!!! No more pee-pee OK!!!

Big Poppa

1072 days ago
22.

Sonya in Tx    

He needs to take himself to the bathroom at regular intervals to avoid this....

1072 days ago
23.

Lauri    

I fly a lot for my business. Immediately before I board the plane, I go to the restroom so I don't have to go during the flight. Simple habit and I don't have a health issue. Anyone with a prostate problem should be in the habit of going to the bathroom before they get on a plane, and shouldn't drink a lot on the plane, either. No excuse.

1072 days ago
24.

dadudedd    

Here's a thought:
" PISS BEFORE YOU GET ON THE PLANE!! "
What a douchebag.

1072 days ago
25.

Deb    

If he has such problems you would think he would wear depends or something similiar...that is just a excuse for him thinking he can do anything because he is a "so called celebrity"

1072 days ago
26.

bb    

Airlines are holding people hostage - in thier seats for hours - at a time - this is crimnal -

1072 days ago
27.

redskin    

this man is a total pig....he is a disgrace to the human race. oink oink

1072 days ago
28.

Zahdio    

Thanks for sharing~

1072 days ago
29.

Frank    

I can sympathize with him if it's true. I have the same problem. When you have to go you really can't stop it.

1072 days ago
30.

Kitty    

Why isn't anyone questioning why the airlines would not let this man go to the bathroom when obviously he had too. Mock him all you want, but going to the bathroom is a necessity. Shame on the airline !

1072 days ago
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