Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about suffering from a near nervous breakdown. Overwhelmed by her then struggling network, OWN and her role in the hit movie, The Butler, Oprah suffered from a near nervous breakdown.
Oprah talks about her feelings in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood saying,
‘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 thought if I don’t calm down I’m going to be in serious trouble.’
Oprah’s own a-ha moment during an interview with director Jason Russell, who was explaining how he was feeling during his very public meltdown. She realized it sounded very familiar. At the time she was interviewing very famous celebrities, running a failing network and filming a movie.
It wasn’t until Oprah interviewed Fergie, whose father was suffering from cancer that Oprah realized she had reached a point where she just couldn’t take in any more stimulation and it was time to slow down.
Since then the OWN network’s viewership is up by more than 60% and turning a profit.
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