Oprah Winfrey’s name is all over the newspapers after the tell-all exclusive interview with Harry and Meghan. Well, it’s not that we didn’t read of her a lot over the years, as she is a celebrity that had a huge impact on many people’s lives as well as the world of media and talk shows.
Oprah’s show was among the rest known for the gifts she shared with her audiences. She is also giving lots of money to different charities and causes she supports, so she is well-known for her generosity.
As the humanity got struck by the pandemic which is sadly still going on and affects millions of people in one way or another, Oprah has recently donated $12 million to several organizations dedicated to helping communities in need, including Chicago, Baltimore, Nashville, Milwaukee and Kosciusko, and Mississippi. What these places have in common is that Oprah lived in each of them at certain point of her life.
“This thing is not going away. Even when the virus is gone, the devastation left by people not being able to work for months who were holding on paycheck to paycheck, who have used up their savings — people are going to be in need,” Oprah told the Associated Press.
Oprah is spending her time in the comfort of her $100 million home in Montecito, California, known as The Promised Land, during the pandemic.
She keeps herself busy gardening and planting roses. She has recently shared a heartwarming story regarding her incredibly looking pathway called Hallelujah Lane. As she recalled, her grandma used to have a hydrangea bush in front of her porch, so as a tribute to her, the host planed thousands of white hydrangeas along Hallelujah Lane.
“I can get excited over little things,” Oprah wrote on her website Oprah Daily. “Just the bounty of it, the fact that this just came out of the ground.”
When it comes to her health, Oprah shared with Ellen DeGeneres that she battled a “very serious” health scare which left her in the emergency room back in 2019. It turned out she had pneumonia and was advised to see a specialist.
“[The doctor] 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 recalled.
Just recently, she shared with her fans that she was feeling great after she received two COVID-19 vaccine shots.
“I wanted to cry but didn’t, just from the overwhelming sense of relief. I’d had pneumonia the previous year, and my lungs were still sensitive. I was very much afraid of the toll COVID-19 would take on me; it’s why I was so super strict about the goings and comings of everyone in my space,” she explained.
After she got the second shoot, Oprah wrote that she didn’t feel well, but later, she shared that she felt like “a superwoman.”
Speaking of the future, she revealed: “When enough friends are vaccinated, I may have an outdoor taco party. I’m not ready to whoop whoop just yet…but eventually, I will ease into group gatherings. For now, I’m just grateful beyond description to have the vaccine.”
We thank Oprah for all of her donations that help the fight against the virus and we wish her all the best in life.