Oprah Winfrey Opens Up On Her Childhood Trauma; Gets Emotional As She Recalls An Incident Involving Her Grandmother

Oprah Winfrey appeared on the Dr Oz Show to promote her book 'What Happened To You?' and opened up about her childhood trauma. Read on!

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Oprah Winfrey Opens Up On Her Childhood Trauma; Gets Emotional As She Recalls An Incident Involving Her Grandmother
Oprah Winfrey is currently making buzz because of her book 'What Happened To You?'. She recently made an appearance on the Dr Oz Show to promote her book and during the interview, she opened up about her traumatic childhood experience. Oprah Winfrey spoke about the involvement of her grandmother in the child abuse that she experienced and while talking about it she even got emotional.

Oprah Winfrey shared that she used to sleep with her grandmother in the same bed, while her grandfather used to sleep in another room that was on the other side of the wall. Recalling the incident, she said that one night her grandfather walked into the room in the middle of the night and when Oprah opened her eyes to see, she saw his hands around her grandmother while she was screaming. She then added that her grandmother pushed him off and ran towards the front door. The young Oprah also ran out with her.

Adding to that, she said that it was dark in the rural Mississippi where they lived and her grandmother stood on the porch and called for Henry, an old man who lived down the road and they used to call him Cousin Henry and he was blind. She continued that he helped her grandmother to pick her grandfather off the floor and after the incident, her grandmother went on to put a chair underneath the doorknob and also some cans around the chair.

She got emotional while talking about this and added that she used to sleep in the same room while being scared about the cans moving. The young Oprah used to wonder what will happen if the cans moved. On the other hand, Oprah's new book is about healing and trauma therapy and gives an insight into PTSD, trauma bonds and stress.





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