Did OWN’s Struggles Have Oprah Winfrey Near a Nervous Breakdown?





Perhaps The Mighty O isn't so mighty after all? In an all-too-human moment, Oprah Winfrey revealed she experienced symptoms of emotional overload, while trying to save OWN and filming The Butler. Here's what she said to Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson:

“In the beginning, it was just sort of speeding and a kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing. I will tell you when I realized that I thought, ‘All right, if I don’t calm down I’m gonna be in serious trouble.’ I was in the middle of doing voiceovers, you know? And I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain.”


Winfrey continued:
 

“I mean, I wasn’t ready to go run naked in the streets. Let’s make that very clear,” she said, making a reference to what happened with the Kony 2012 movement’s Jason. “But I had reached a point where I just couldn’t take in anymore stimulation. Ok? That’s what I meant by that.”

Winfrey's BFF Gayle King downplayed any talk of a nervous breakdown for Winfrey on CBS The Morning. Whatever went on with the media mogul, we're just happy she found balance, OWN is now thriving and The Butler was a smash hit!

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    harlee490

    I thought last night I would fall off the couch laughing so hard when I watched the The Talk I taped yesterday…

    Miss Sharon & Sheryl was funny as hell not favoring the mighty O…Jamey you should post that segment from the TT because it’s well worth the belly laugh… :bigsmile:

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