Incontinence is clearly a condition that can affect anyone. It can be quite debilitating and lead to anxiety issues with sufferers not wanting to go out for fear of experiencing a leak.
It can affect men and women but mostly occurs in women following child birth. It is quite a taboo subject but more and more people are talking about their problems with continence and several celebrities have talked about their specific issues.
The star, who recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show, explained how she developed stress urinary incontinence after having three children. Kate said she experiences bladder leakages when she sneezes or if she jumps on a trampoline.
During her high school years, the pop star suffered from frequent urinary complications. “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.”
The Kardashian television personality has often opened up about her bladder problems on KUWTK. She has no shame in admitting her use of continence management products at various star studded events.
The master of horror, Stephen King, who wrote best-selling novels including The Shining, The Green Mile and Carrie, is very well known for his contribution to scaring the pants off people, but not so well known for his issues with incontinence.
His condition developed following a UTI (urinary tract infection) and ended up affecting him for a prolonged period of time. His treatment went well but he carries a small supply of incontinence products with him just on case.
Samuel L. Jackson
Who hasn’t heard of Samuel L. Jackson? From Pulp Fiction, The Avengers films, The Hateful Eight and many, many others, Jackson started to suffer incontinence problems in his 40s. He was initially quite embarrassed by the condition but came to terms with it when he realised how many other people also have the condition.
He researched the market and began investing in products to suit his needs and as admitted he sometimes wears them when on set.
Perhaps not so well known in the UK, Tony Romo, an ex NFL quarterback who played with the Dallas Cowboys for 14 years, who is now a TV presenter, developed a severe bladder infection that resulted in him being diagnosed with OAB (overactive bladder). This led to him using incontinence products to gain an element of reassurance when playing.
Well known comedian and actress, Whoopi Goldberg has openly talked about her problems with light bladder leakage (LBL).