A Brazil singer ended up being hospitalised with trapped gas because she wasn’t comfortable enough to fart in front of her boyfriend.
The 27-year-old singer, Viviane de Queiroz Pereira also known as Pocah opened up about this situation on Instagram.
She said: “I woke up at 5.30am with severe stomach pains and ended up in the hospital.” Pocah assured her followers that she’s now feeling better. She advised them not to be ashamed to fart in front of their partners because it was more embarrassing for her to go to the hospital with her boyfriend rather than just letting out a fart.
Pocah also added that she blamed a TikTok thread for suggesting that she should ignore the stomach pains. However, she said that “from now on, I’m letting them rip, guys.”
TikTok doctor Dr Karan Raj explained why nobody should hold in a fart. He said that, on average, people fart around 24 times a day, so not letting out a fart can have massive consequences. He says in the video: “If you hold in a fart too long it can be reabsorbed into your bloodstream and breathed out when you exhale.”