OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw Wears Muscle Jacket but No Boxers

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Tight trousers and boxer briefs do not go together. The boxers bunch up, the pants won’t zip and it just gets really ugly. So I can see why Tim McGraw didn’t wear his Ellen undies — the official show boxers — to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Feb. 5). When DeGeneres asked him if he was wearing them, he said no. “These pants were too tight to put underwear on,” he explained. “Now I’ve really embarrassed my daughters.” So what was he wearing? A muscle jacket, of sorts. During the “Ellen in Your Ear” hidden camera prank segment of Tuesday’s show , McGraw had to say the random things DeGeneres told him to say to Gabe, the guitar tech, in his dressing room. At one point, per DeGeneres’ instruction, McGraw lifted up his shirt for Gabe and said, “I work out like crazy, man. Look at my stomach. Check it out,” he said. “It’s like a muscle jacket or something.”