February 24, 2010
Photo: The Howard Stern Show
Howard reported that he’d gotten a colonoscopy over the break and really panicked beforehand, following the pre-procedure instructions to the finest detail. Howard said he had to buy a 64oz bottle of Gatorade and empty 14 servings of MiraLAX into it–and drink it all the night before: “Every 15mins you drink 8oz of this concoction. It took me an hour and a half.” And the mixture worked: “I run upstairs. Holy cow. I start pissing water out my asshole.” The next day, at the doctor’s office, Howard was still suffering the effects and had to use the office restroom: “A public bathroom! I said, ‘Oh my God, this is my worst nightmare.’ I gotta sit in a public bathroom and squirt water out my ass.” Howard said an anesthesiologist knocked him out for the procedure, so it ended up being pretty easy–something he noted in his planner so he wouldn’t panic before his next one.