HomeTVOWNOprah Admits Fear of Balloons Jillian Bowe September 11, 2013 OWN 1 Comment Who would’ve thought one of media maverick Oprah Winfrey’s biggest fears would be…balloons? In the October edition of O Magazine, Winfrey discusses facing your fears and she reveals what causes her to shake in her Manolos. Winfrey stated: I don't like balloons, and for my 40th birthday my entire staff decided to surprise me. I come downstairs and the entire audience is filled with balloons. Literally, I'm stepping over balloons, having to walk through balloons and I'm so, like, 'Oh! When is one going to pop?' Winfrey went on to say how the sound of balloons popping reminds her of gunfire. The talk show maven admits she had to confront her fear head on and, No way around it – [I] just had to walk through them. The October issue of O Magazine hits newsstands Sept. 17. One Response cord2012 September 11, 2013 I’m so glad Oprah admitted this fear. I, too, am afraid of balloons. It sounds so silly, but the fear of popping balloons has forced me to leave the room at parties, etc. And yes, I’m afraid of the sound of gunfire as well. Thanks, Oprah. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.