Sia is one of the world's most private, closely guarded pop stars. But when the mysterious singer does decide to open up, she really lets loose. In a candid new interview with Rolling Stone, she told a particularly interesting story about meeting Donald Trump.
Sia recalled the time she was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in November 2015, an episode that was hosted by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
At the time, Trump was gaining steam as a candidate and making headlines for sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic comments and actions. So when he asked Sia for a picture after the show, she told Rolling Stone, she refused, opting to stand up for her beliefs instead.
"Actually, do you mind if we don't?" she recalled telling Trump. "I have a lot of queer and Mexican fans, and I don't want them to think that I support your views." According to the singer, Trump seemed nonplussed by her rejection and probably respected her for "protecting her brand," she said.
While Sia managed to escape the awkward situation with her dignity intact, the same can't be said for her digestive system. After saying "thank you so much" to Trump, she said she returned to her dressing room and, almost immediately, experienced "crazy diarrhea."
Obviously we can't speculate on Sia's, uh, gut reaction here. But it's no secret that the gastrointestinal tract and our mental and emotional states are all closely intertwined.
For instance, people with irritable bowel syndrome often cite stress as a major trigger for their symptoms. But you don't need to have a digestive condition to know that stress can mess with your bathroom habits.
If it's becoming a severe issue for you (meaning, for instance, that your gut's reaction to stress is seriously impacting your life) it's worth checking with your doctor and, perhaps, a mental health professional.