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.”