Earlier this week, French actor Gerard Depardieu peed all over an airplane in Paris, a story that made headlines around the world. Today, he apologized for the incident, kind of, using a spokesman to blame the whole thing on his prostate.

Depardieu's friend and traveling companion issued a statement "on Depardieu's behalf," saying that the actor has prostate problems and had not been drinking. The friend claims he passed Depardieu an empty bottle to pee into, but it overflowed. "Gerard was upset at this and offered to clean up the mess," the statement read. "He has prostate problems and it was very worrying and humiliating for him. He was also stone-cold sober at the time. This is not the way he usually behaves."

Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert had a field day exploiting Anderson Cooper's intense giggle fit during his reportage of the Depardieu incident: