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This is what it sounds like, when dove’s fart.
Former “Saturday Night Live” star Laraine Newman says she once had a humiliating moment in front of music legend Prince, when she was passing him in a restaurant and broke wind loud enough it sounded like a “foghorn.”
Newman, who reveals the mortifying encounter in her new audio book “May You Live in Interesting Times,” said that the series of unfortunate events that led to her purple shame began when she scarfed down a few hot dogs before going out to a concert in Los Angeles.
The 69-year-old tells Page Six she and then-boyfriend Mark Mothersbaugh, the lead singer of Devo, were watching art-rocker Laurie Anderson when she suddenly started feeling gassy.
“We’re watching the show, and my stomach starts to inflate with gas and it really looks like a basketball,” she recalled. “It is so taut and painful, excruciatingly painful.”
The “Problem Child 2” star remembered that she and Mothersbaugh went out to eat afterwards and the only other people in the restaurant were Prince and a pal of his.
Newman says that she was in “absolute agony” during the meal so Mothersbaugh offered to pay her $10 for every fart she emitted in the bathroom.
“I try, nothing,” says Newman. “So I come out and Prince gets up to leave and he’s passing our table and the next thing that happens is (it’s) all slow motion because it was a trauma,” she said with a shudder.
“Prince is waving at Mark and Mark is waving at him and as he passes, I tip over and let out the loudest fart of my existence and it is just like a foghorn,” Newman continued.
Newman says she was so embarrassed by this tumultuous tooting that she just closed her eyes like an ostrich sticking its head in the earth, too ashamed to see Prince’s reaction at hearing such a tremendous sound.
And the kicker to the story?
“I look over at Mark and there are tears running down his face and he takes out a hundred dollar bill and folds it and puts it on the table,” Newman said with a laugh.
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