Pop, Pop, Pop…Who Knew?! The October Issue of “O Magazine” Reveals Oprah’s Biggest Fear!

September 14, 2013  |  

We’re used to media mogul and everyone’s auntie in their head Oprah Winfrey normally talks about internal fear. You know, things in your psyche that makes you fearful of being your best self. But who knew that Oprah’s biggest fear – or at least one of them – is balloons?!

Yes, balloons. According to PEOPLE, Oprah recently revealed the fear in the October issue of O Magazine.  She explained that it came to a head almost 20 years ago at her birthday party:

“I don’t like balloons, and for my 40th birthday my entire staff decided to surprise me. I come downstairs and the entire audience is filled with balloons. Literally, I’m stepping over balloons, having to walk through balloons and I’m so, like, ‘Oh! When is one going to pop?'”

As she went on, Oprah said the popping of balloons reminds her of gunfire and perhaps, something in her childhood must have happened related to guns.  She says balloons “really freak me out.”

But of course, not one to let something just have one meaning, Oprah’s biggest fear is one she has turned into something like a life lesson. During the birthday party, she had to continue walking through the balloons and she uses that as a sort of mantra about fear:

“There are a few things that in life, if you allow them to, can really keep you from moving forward. You have to really walk through it.”

The October issue of O Magazine hits newsstands on September 17th.

What’s your biggest fear?

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