Oprah Winfrey has confirmed previous rumors that she went through a nervous breakdown in 2012 over her, struggling network, OWN, asserting that the reports were true.
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)
During an interview with Access Hollywood, the 59-year-old media mogul said that she realized she had a nervous breakdown when she was interviewing Jason Russell on the Kony 2012 movement, Us Magazine reported.
Winfrey asserted that when Russell and she started talking about his public breakdown, she found herself relating to his symptoms. The Queen of talk shows insisted that in the beginning of the breakdown, things were just sort of speeding and she felt a bit numb from going one thing to another.
Winfrey explained that she had reached a point where her brain just couldn't take in anymore stimulation.
The Butler, actress added that she also realized that she needed to relax in order to avoid any serious health problems.