With the launch of her new television network OWN, Oprah’s been doing a lot of interviews lately. And talking to Piers Morgan on CNN last night, Oprah revealed how she dealt with getting pregnant at the age of 14. And it was pretty intense.
Oprah blamed her pregnancy at such a young age on bad choices and sexual abuse. She also said she dealt with it in a pretty drastic way.
Apparently she did “stupid things like drinking detergent and all that kind of crazy stuff that you do when you’re trying to get attention, when you’re really just trying to cry for help.”
Um, drinking detergent is not usually how teens seek attention. However, Oprah’s childhood was also way more intense than most. She had very strict parents, and her father once informed her:
“I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and the indecency of an illegitimate child.”
“When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance,” she said.