A new study finds that Elvis Presley likely died of chronic constipation. Elvis suffered from a hereditary condition called bowel paralysis, which made it difficult for him to go to the bathroom. In plain English, Elvis as full of crap.
According to Elvis’ doctor, Presley had such bad constipation he would crap on himself and have to change outfits in the middle of a show. Makes you wonder how he managed to wear those white outfits.
Why was Elvis all backed up? One theory is his diet: Elvis ate hamburgers, lots of them that he would have delivered to his dressing room. So if you don’t want to end up like Elvis, better order the veggie burger, and hold the mayo.
via NY Daily News:
It wasn’t a heart condition that killed the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it was chronic constipation.
This is the new theory of Elvis Presley’s longtime friend Dr. George Nichopoulos, Fox News reported on Wednesday.
“We weren’t sure [of the exact cause of death] so I continued to do some research,” said Nichopoulos, who was also the personal physician to the legendary singer. “I had some doctors call me from different places and different med schools that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it.”
Nichopoulos, who was with Elvis when he died, included his theory about the icon’s death in his book, “The King and Dr. Nick.”
According to his autopsy, Nichopoulos said, Elvis’ colon was 5 to 6 inches in diameter, nearly twice the size of the average person. It was also 8 to 9 feet long, compared with the normal 4 to 5 feet.
“We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad,” he said, noting that when he died there was waste in his colon that was several months old.
“We found stool in his colon which had been there for four or five months because of the poor motility of the bowel,” Nichopoulos said.
“He would get embarrassed,” he said. “He’d have accidents onstage. He’d have to change clothes and come back because of the way we were trying to treat his constipation.”