Oprah Winfrey made some huge revelations recently, including the name of a baby boy she lost at the age of 14.
The media mogul made a bold revelation when speaking at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia and disclosed the name she chose for the premature baby boy she lost when she was a teenage girl.
Oprah told the audience of 15,000 at the arena: “I did an interview with a reporter before I came to Australia and she said you should name the baby son who died,” news.com.au reported.
“So I have named him, I had a little boy named Canaan, “she continued, without specifying a spelling.
“I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life,” Oprah added.
According to news.com.au, the 61-year-old former talk show host also made a moving talk about the sexual abuse she suffered as a young girl, which resulted in the pregnancy.
“I was raped at 9 years old by a cousin, then again by another family member, and another family member,” said Winfrey.
She also admitted that she tried to hide her pregnancy at 14 because she felt so much “pain and shame.”
People magazine wrote Winfrey gave birth at a young age to her son, who died in the hospital weeks later.
According to People, the news about Oprah losing a child first broke in 1990 when a relative of her revealed the story.
People cited the February 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in which Winfrey stated: “I took to my bed and cried for three days. I felt devastated. Wounded. Betrayed. How could this person do this to me?”, referring to the betrayal done to her by a family member.
Winfrey previously admitted that she had contemplated suicide from the stigma of having a child out of wedlock. the Daily News wrote.
Oprah is in Australia for her one-woman show in several cities in the country.