Oprah Winfrey Says Her Recent Health Scare Was So Bad, Her Doctor Needed a Hug [VIDEO]

Oprah Winfrey Says Her Recent Health Scare Was So Bad, Her Doctor Needed a Hug [VIDEO]

Oprah Winfrey revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she recently had a serious health scare.

After a trip overseas she ended up in the emergency room because she thought she had a cold that wouldn’t go away. Winfrey says she was diagnosed with pneumonia and then prescribed antibiotics, but when she wasn’t getting better, she saw a lung specialist.

“He puts a stethoscope here [over her heart] and I see the ‘Oh s**t’ face,” she recalls. “It’s like, ‘Oh my, something’s wrong with you,’ and I can see it, and he didn’t hide it. I said, ‘I told you it sounds like a rattlesnake in there.’ He said, ‘You must immediately cancel everything.’ I’ve never canceled anything in my life. I work when I’m sick. .. He said, ‘You can’t fly anywhere for a month’ and then he had 18 vials of blood drawn and I thought, this must be serious because I saw his face.”

Thankfully, Winfrey said she got better after a week.

“He called me every day to make sure I was using the inhaler and taking the right antibiotics, and when I walked in and I was better, he thanked me three times for getting better, and said, ‘Can I have a hug?'” she shares. “And I could tell he was like, ‘Not on my watch is this going to happen.'”