Oprah admits near meltdown

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    Oprah Winfrey revealed that 2013 got off to a bumpy start as she nearly had a meltdown.

    Media powerhouse that she is, not even Oprah Winfrey can keep it together all the time. At one point, she almost had a nervous breakdown.

    “I was sitting and listening to Jason Russell describe his symptoms…. Saying, ‘Um, this sounds pretty familiar to me,'” she shared during a recent interview “Access Hollywood” while filming The Butler. “In the beginning, it was just sort of speeding and a kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing.”

    Considering that she launched a network while continuing to film her hugely successful talk show and running a school in South Africa, Oprah’s no stranger to having a lot on her plate.

    “I will tell you when I realized that I thought, ‘Alright, if I don’t calm down I’m gonna be in serious trouble.’ I was in the middle of doing voiceovers,” Oprah recalled. “I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain.”

    Oprah certainly felt overwhelmed, but there wasn’t so much on her plate that she was going to lose her mind and do what Jason did. She stated, “I mean, I wasn’t ready to go run naked in the streets. Let’s make that very clear, but I had reached a point where I just couldn’t take in anymore stimulation.”

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