Oprah Winfrey was in the middle of her lecture on balance when she slipped and fell on the stage quite ironically. She was unhurt and able to continue. She took off her shoes and later put on a different pair. The lecture is part of her “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour. When she taks about balance, she is talking about wellness and how you balance various aspects of your life.
“Here’s my definition of what wellness means to me.”
“Wellness to me means all things in balance. And balance doesn’t mean all things are equal or at peace at all times.”
It was at this point that she fell to he stage. It may have been a little embarrassing but the important thing was that she was not hurt badly.
The former talk show host recovered quickly. Sitting up, she said, “Wrong shoes!” After resuming her speech, she joked: “It’s nice to be talking about balance and fall.”
She then slipped off her shoes to continue her speech, later changing into another pair of more suitable shoes.
Oprah’s name has been bandied about as a possible Democratic presidential candidate. In 2018, she delivered a fiery speech after being given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes.
“So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day — is — on — the — horizon,” she said, slowing down her delivery for the last four words, her voice rising, her fist punching the air as politicians always do.
“I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, because we all know that the press is under siege these days. But we also know that it is the insatiable dedication and the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” she said.