“I literally couldn’t lift my leg”: Oprah reveals that she had two knees that nearly immobilized her and pushed her to start hiking

2021 has been quite an eventful year for the legendary TV host Oprah Winfrey. This year there was an exclusive bombshell interview with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry. It also brought with it two recently publicized knee surgeries that left the media mogul nearly incapacitated.

Oprah shared the update during her The Life You Want class, which focused on practicing gratitude. “I had knee surgery in August and another knee surgery in November,” the 68-year-old said after expressing agreement with one participant who shared she was grateful for every organ and limb.

Oprah Winfrey at Variety’s Power of Women Presented By Lifetime held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 28, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)

“When I first got home I literally couldn’t lift my leg. I couldn’t lift my heel off the bed, and I vowed if I could ever get up, walk around, and move again — that I would take advantage of exercise, exercise, and the ability to be fully in my body,” continued the ” Selma” star continued.

“When I was rehabilitating, I started hiking. Every day I tried to hike more and do more,” she added. “My appreciation for every organ and limb has expanded exponentially. So, you mention that I really realized that.”

One of Oprah’s recent hiking excursions went viral after the actress misled her group, which consisted of Gayle King and Ava DuVernay, into the exact journey during a promised “five to seven minute” hike.

“What’s the term for being fished, but at an event?” her social media director, Joseph Zambrano, said at the beginning of the video. “You know, I think people should be honest when they say, ‘Let’s go hiking.’ [Winfrey] said it was five to seven minutes. It was five to seven miles.”

Best friend Gayle was spotted soaked before a cheerful Oprah showed up and confirmed the 50-minute hike was only “five to seven minutes up that hill”. The clip ends with the star saying to the group earlier in the day, “You’ve got no more than, I promise, seven minutes of steady incline.”

Commenters were in tears, with many saying they would love to go with the media legend, including one user who wrote: “OMG I would wander anywhere with Oprah!! Opra!!” Another person added: “Sir. When Oprah says hike, you don’t ask how far.”

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James Brien

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