As the saying goes, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.”
While this old phrase is generally not used literally, globally famous talk-show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey may not have known that. She is currently on her “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus” tour and while at her show in Los Angeles, had quite the unfortunate and ironic mishap.
Talking about “balance” and how it fits into her personal definition of “wellness,” the advice maven took several steps across the stage before it appears she loses her own sense of balance and takes a rather painful-looking tumble.
Balance. Being in balance and things in balance and whatever. And then this. Tell me God is not a comedy writer. pic.twitter.com/VHsKQvhzkU
— ??Lionel?? (@LionelMedia) February 29, 2020
Not one to let a quick slip get the best of her, Winfrey told the audience “wrong shoes” by way of explanation. She reportedly removed her shoes for the remainder of the show, which was probably for the best.
In an Instagram shoutout following the show, Oprah posted a video in which a group of women can be seen discussing and debating singer and actress Jennifer Lopez’s (who visited Winfrey backstage) all-yellow outfit. The caption thanked Los Angeles for the amazing energy, and briefly touched on how she plans to recuperate from the accident.
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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
In a series of story videos on the social media site, Oprah talks about the public blunder and how she isn’t the least bit embarrassed by what transpired.
“I just thought, okay I fell, everybody knows what falling is,” she explained. “I thought this was a great day in spite of the fall. But I picked myself up. I don’t know if it was something on the floor, or my foot twisted, or what. I had the indication I was going to fall before. And then, it just is what it is. It was a great, great day.”
While most postings on the unfortunate situation garnered sympathy, there were some people on Twitter who weren’t inclined to send Winfrey their deepest sympathies. Some, in fact, found it to be the perfect time to bring up her sketchy and seemingly quite familiar relationship with the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
Hilarious. She is definitely out of balance preaching preaching preaching. Friend of Weinstein, then she teams up with Pfizer to promote toxic vaccines! I have no love or sympathy for her.
— Silvana Appleman (@4256Apple) February 29, 2020
I think God told her to shut up!
— janine (@Janineleach6600) February 29, 2020
— Trump 2Q2Q (@RHONDA_USA) March 1, 2020
— Anarcho-Capitalism (@theWiseOwl71) March 1, 2020
Babylon the great is fallen. . . . For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Rev. 18:2, 3)
— GodandCountry_777 (@American1776__) February 29, 2020
Karma ? —Her connections to Weinstein. We know.
— NaughtyElf5???? (@Elf5Naughty) February 29, 2020
Out like this pic.twitter.com/KFgDJm7d0V
— Thomas (@mechloman) February 29, 2020
Now isn’t that ironic…
— The Grey Ghost (@thegreyspecter) February 29, 2020
She should take this as a signal & come forward & tell everything she knows about the corrupt criminal cabal in Hollywood.
— Bill R (@billyrr3) March 1, 2020
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