The beloved talk show host took a huge tumble on stage at her Weight Watchers event a couple of days ago and it sounds like that fall is still making her suffer. Oprah Winfrey revealed that she’s been experiencing a lot of knee and ankle pain following the incident.
As you may know, one eyewitness report by HollywoodLife shared that ‘Oprah was walking around on stage and talking, giving some words of wisdom to the whole crowd. All of a sudden, she just stumbled back, teetered on the heels she was wearing and fell right on her butt.’
She continued the event barefoot, ditching the troublesome shoes but only later on were the fans able to learn just how much pain she was in as a result.
Sharing a video on her IG account from her interaction with guest Jennifer Lopez backstage, Oprah wrote in the caption: ‘Thank you to the astoundingly age-defiant Jennifer Lopez who came to the show in this yellow stunner and gave new meaning to the word 50.’
She went on to also mention her fall on stage: ‘LA: You were lit! In spite of my fall (which now becomes a meme), you brought me UP with your energy. Now I’m headed home to ice my knee and ankle.’
That’s too bad to hear but her followers were quick to send her a lot of love and support, at least.
‘Glad you’re not seriously injured and hopefully you won’t be too sore tomorrow,’ one wrote under the post, while others attempted to make her feel better by reminding Oprah that huge superstars such as Jennifer Lopez herself, who she praised, or Queen Bey have fallen on stage before as well.
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Thank you to the astoundingly age-defiant Jennifer Lopez who came to the show in this yellow stunner and gave new meaning to the word 50. LA: You were lit! In spite of my fall (which now becomes a meme), you brought me UP with your energy. Now I’m headed home to ice my knee and ankle 🥴 @ww.now
Before that, Oprah also received the help of her longtime life partner Stedman Graham who was seen rushing from backstage to help her up.
Although the TV personality was already up by the time he reached the stage, Oprah still acknowledged his sweet reaction to her tumble.