Chelsea Clinton Tells SXSW That She's 'Obsessed With Diarrhea' -- For A Great Reason

Chelsea Clinton Tells SXSW That She's 'Obsessed With Diarrhea'

Whoa -- did we just learn way too much about a former first daughter?

On Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton sat down to chat at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and wasted no time beating around the bush.

"Does that mean you're going to let me talk about childhood diarrhea?" Clinton asked the moderator within the first 30 seconds of a Q&A session. "I'm obsessed with diarrhea ..."

But, she brought up the potentially awkward topic for a great reason. Bill and Hillary Clinton's only child used her time on the festival stage to shine a light on a humanitarian crisis plaguing developing countries -- a lack of access to clean water.

"I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable," she said in a video clip captured by ABC News.

Diarrhea and pneumonia -- two preventable diseases -- cause 29 percent of child deaths around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Along with safe drinking water, good nutrition and hand-washing are also cited as important factors in fighting these conditions in the developing world.

To learn more and contribute to Chelsea Clinton's work surrounding access to clean water, visit the Clinton Foundation website.

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