Brazilian Singer Hospitalized After Refusing to Fart in Front of Boyfriend
A Brazilian singer says she’s no longer ashamed to let it rip, after she was hospitalized with a case of “trapped farts.”
Viviane de Queiroz Pereira—better known by her stage name Pocah—made the admission in a recent Instagram story after she was treated for intestinal gas buildup. The 27-year-old told her 15.7 million followers she was too embarrassed to pass gas in front of her partner, so she held in her farts for extended periods. According to Metro, Pocah claimed she had watched TikTok videos that told her to ignore any discomfort caused by the gas; however, the pain became so severe she decided to seek medical attention.
“I’m now fine. Just an accumulation of trapped farts,” she reportedly said in a post, which was followed by videos of her in a medical facility. “Girls, don’t be ashamed to fart in front of your guy. Because what’s really embarrassing is not letting your guy sleep because you’re in discomfort, going to hospital with your guy, and the diagnosis being ‘trapped farts.’ From now on, I’m letting them rip, guys. I’m medicated and I’m fine.”
Back in January, 90 Day Fiancé star Stephanie Matto landed in the hospital for a flatulence-related issue. The 31-year-old self-described “fartrepreneur” claimed she had made six figures selling her farts in a jar, and decided to change her diet to keep up with demand.
Matto told Rolling Stone she upped her intake of protein in the week before Christmas 2021 and quickly realized she “overdid it.”
“I was feeling kind of weird all throughout the day, but it got really bad when I lay down in bed that night,” she recalled. “I had this squeezing tightness feeling around my heart. And it was so uncomfortable and it was getting worse. I would breathe in and I wouldn’t be able to breathe in all the way because it would feel like a tightening around my heart.”
Shortly after, Matto went to the emergency room and laid out all her symptoms. She said doctors were initially puzzled, as all of her tests came back “perfect.” After questioning her about any new medications or diet changes, the physicians determined it was nothing more than “really bad gas pain.”
She was prescribed a gas suppressant and urged to avoid the foods she’d been consuming.