Thursday, August 15, 2013

OWN Failure Drove Oprah Over the Edge


In a recent interview Oprah Winfrey admits her OWN network's initial failure nearly caused her to have a nervous breakdown...

Oprah tells People Magazine she was interviewing KONY 2012 founder Jason Russell about his nervous breakdown and realized she was suffering the same symptoms.

Oprah explains,
"Jason was talking about having a nervous breakdown, and I was thinking, 'I have those symptoms'."
"After 25 years of being number one, I had become accustomed to success. I didn't expect failure. I was tested and I had to dig deep. The schadenfreude (pleasure from misfortune of others) was very painful for me, because I had never experienced it."

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

.... damn, rich people problems. smh

Anonymous said...

Why? Losing a couple millions is like losing a couple one dollar bills to a billionaire. FOH with your overly entitled ugly ass Okra.

Anonymous said...

Oprah, stop. You don't almost have a nervous breakdown either have one or you don't.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Oprah a little too rich for her eyes to look like that? I wish would could be a billionaire and have suitcases under my eyelids.

Anonymous said...

luv Oprah!!

Anonymous said...

She could pay for someone to have the breakdown for her.

Anonymous said...

How quickly she forgets "Beloved".

Anonymous said...

O stop playing and lemme hold something!

Anonymous said...

Oprah eyes been looking droopy like that for years and those bags are definitely something serious. My skin would look like a baby's ass if I had Oprah money.

Honey Bun said...

fuck this bitch! try living in the reality of the rest of the 99%ers

verb said...

It's not about the money. It's about something she touched not being successful. She's been kicking ass for so many years that she had completely forgotten what it's like to get your ass kicked. Say what you want about Oprah, she gets it done. She'll put in the work to get where she wants to be.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of hers. But i understand what she means. Imagine branching out on your own to build something so big, and to almost have it fail. I can believe that it worried, troubled and bothered her, wondering how she was going to make her new project a success. This is her own network, pun intended. That's major. If it failed it would have been disastorous for her. Especially being that she pretty much succeeds at everything.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:37
How many times has she lost weight and gained it back and decided to stop trying.

Stead man never married her cause he's gay.

Anonymous said...

9:08,9:56
Folks have been saying about her bags for years. I still wonder if she has that goofy ass laugh that was annoying.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the breakdown caused her to binge on macaroni and cheese and bread pudding like the time when Beloved flopped.

Anonymous said...

Nobody wins all the time. Just a fact of life. I can't understand how these celebs have so much money and will crash and burn if their names aren't constantly in the spotlight for being #1 all the time. Shoot, many folks wish they had those problems. When in the real world if you fail you lose everything that makes you maintain a BASIC living for you and your family. They are the people you'd expect to have a nervous break down but not these rich folks, who will do any and everything to keep up appearance, like make up exaggerated stories and lies to put out to the public. It's sad when you think about it.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that she didn't quit. Tyler really helped her by switching to her network.

Anonymous said...

I like Oprah ,but she is full of herself..she thinks she is a god.

Anonymous said...

Oh bitch please!! With her money, the only way she should be having a nervous breakdown is if she PAYS for one.

They say more money, more problems....let me find out for myself.

Anonymous said...

its not rocket science...half of her "fans" turned on her because she supported Obama...to be so successful, she sure can be dumb sometimes!

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