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Oprah Opens Up About Her Recent Health Scare For the First Time

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We're back with my friend Oprah Winfrey, who-- I don't know how many people know this-- but you were very, very sick recently? Yes, I was. Very sick. I just got cleared yesterday. Congratulations. Yes. So here it is. I came back and I thought-- I came back from overseas, and I thought I had a cold. But it wasn't a cold. I ended up in the emergency room and they said, "You have pneumonia." And I go home with pneumonia. And Pneumonia is nothing to play with, ya'll. It is very serious. And I was on antibiotics for a week. The antibiotics weren't working. And then I went back for another CT scan and they say, "It's actually worse. You should see a lung specialist." So I go into the lung specialist. This is a moment. I love the lung specialist. Dr. K, you're fabulous. But I go in and I can see him. I said, "Look, I've got a little rattling." He puts a stethoscope here and I see the "Oh, [BLEEP]"" face. It is like, oh, my... Something's wrong with you. And I can see it. He didn't hide it. And I said, "I told you, I sound like a rattlesnake in there." He immediately said, "You must cancel everything." I've never canceled anything in my life. No, you work when you're sick. I work with I'm sick. I worked all the time when I was sick. He goes, "You must cancel everything. You cannot fly for a month." And then he had 18 vials of blood drawn. And so I thought, oh, this must be very serious. Because I saw his face. And I went back in a week, and I was better. 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? Can I have a hug?" And I could tell that he was like, "Not on my watch is this going to happen." Yeah. Yeah. Well I'm glad you're better now. Well thank you, neighbor. Yes. Thank you. I'm glad you're feeling better. I am. All right. But don't play with it. And get your flu shots and get your pneumonia shots. It's nothing to play with. It takes people out. [APPLAUSE] But I'm telling you, it changed the way I look at wellness. And you're going on tour-- So now I'm going on tour to talk about it. So tell me what you're doing about this tour. No, but I was always going to be doing that. You know, I had a bunch of people-- One of the things I did in Hawaii this summer was to have lovely people from WW-- formerly Weight Watchers-- come to my house to celebrate all of their wonderful victories in weight loss and turning their life around in terms of being healthy and strong. And we had such a good time. And everybody said, "Oh, too bad you can't invite everybody to your house." And I went, "No, I can't invite everybody to my house. But I can go out and try to see as many people as possible." So I'm doing nine cities, starting in January, on tour-- [APPLAUSE] --for wellness, health, well-being. You go to Ellen's website, you can see what city-- I'm going to be in a city near you. That's fantastic. So you're just talking about wellness? Yeah. Well, not just talking about it, but trying to motivate people to take care of themselves and to not get sick with pneumonia, and to really transform their life. Because it's called 20/20 Vision-- Your Life in Focus. You know,I've done this before, sort of. We called it "The Life You Want," several years ago. But I love having immediate contact with the audience and being able to share stories and inspire people to be their best selves. Yeah. This is what you said you miss the most, is having this immediate contact with the audience. So hi, immediate contact. Yeah. Well, you look fantastic. Thank you. You look great. So I'm sure-- For somebody who just got over pneumonia. Well, for anybody. No matter what, you look fantastic Hi, I'm Andy. Ellen asked me to remind you to subscribe to her channel so you can see more awesome videos. Like videos of me getting scared or saying embarrassing things like ball peen hammer. And also some videos of Ellen and other celebrities, if you're into that sort of thing. [SCREAMS] Oh, [BLEEP]! God, [BLEEP]!

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