Sunday, June 16, 2024

Oprah Reveals Whitney Houston Once Fell Off Her Stage, by Accident, Not from Drugs


Clive Davis’s Zoom Gala to benefit the Grammy Museum is in progress and it’s amazing, of course.

In a rare interview, Oprah Winfrey– who appeared to talk about Tina Turner– revealed something she says no one knows. When Clive brought Whitney to her show for a late career appearance, Whitney– who was trying hard to stage a comeback — fell off the stage.

“It was not drugs,” Oprah said, and Clive agreed. She slipped, but it unnerved Whitney so that she took a break to regroup. During the break Oprah begged the audience to keep it a secret.

“To this day I’ve never read or heard anyone say it,” said Oprah. Whitney, by the way, returned to the stage and got a standing ovation. She triumphed over the accident.

Wow. It’s going to be a long night of revelations. Clive just admitted his two favorite songs of all time are “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

“I do feel better saying it,” he admitted. So cute. More to come…

The song was Diane Warren’s “I Don’t Know My Own Strength.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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