Oprah Winfrey tumbles while preaching about balance
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey took a fall during her most recent Oprah’s 2020 VIsion: Your Life on Focus tour.
She was holding her second-last event at The Forum in Los Angeles and fell to the floor while talking about wellness and balance.
"Wellness to me means all things in balance, and balance doesn’t mean all things are equal or at peace at all times," she says in a video captured and posted on Twitter, before she takes a step and falls to the ground.
"Wrong shoes," she jokingly added.
She addressed the incident during an Instagram video that was taken backstage at the event.
"I didn't even think 'embarrassing,'" she said in the video. "I just thought 'Okay I fell, everybody knows what falling is.' You would prefer not to fall, but now I've fallen."
"I thought this was a great day in spite of the fall, which now becomes a meme, I know," she said in a later video.
"But I picked myself up I don't know if it was something on the floor or my foot twisted or what. I had the indication I was gonna fall before, and then it is what it is, it was a great, great day."
Luckily, the event went on without a hitch with singer Jennifer Lopez attending as her special guest.
The nine-stop tour has featured other special guests, including Lady Gaga, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Obama.
"How do you take this energy of inspiration and people feeling triumphant in their lives? How do you use that to something that's a greater good than just my front porch?" she asked. "And that's how this idea came about. I'll try to spread that word around the country."
"The hardest thing I've ever done is to ask all of these people to come on tour," she said, adding that she was glad they all accepted her invitation.
This article originally appeared on Over60.