Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is extremely terrified of balloons. The 59-year-old media mogul told O Magazine that she is absolutely terrified of the sound of balloons popping, as it reminds her of gunfire, asserting that it really freaks her out, the New York Post reported.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey speaks at the Lincoln Memorial, from where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his "I Have a Dream", 50 years ago. (AFP Photo)
In the yet-to-be published interview Winfrey admitted that her fear sometimes makes it difficult for her to attend parties. The talk show host recalled that on her 40th birthday her entire staff decided to surprise her and had filled a room with balloons.
Winfrey said that she had to walk through the balloons and all she could think about was when one of them would pop.
She, however, added that she decided to face her fear and do what was required of her at the time.