Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she didn’t step outside of her home for almost an entire year at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The talk show host told The Los Angeles Times that she has been “so careful” to protect herself from the virus that even her own friends have mocked her and questioned how she didn’t feel lonely.
“I’ve been so careful with myself that my own friends make fun of me,” she said.
“I didn’t leave home for 322 days – literally did not leave the house.”
Ms Winfrey opened up about her pandemic experience ahead of the release of her new documentary “The Color of Care” on Sunday, which explores racial inequities in healthcare in the US.
She revealed that she was surprised at how easily she “was able to adjust to the isolation and not being around other people” as she quarantined herself for the best parts of 2020 and 2021.
She recalled one particular conversation with her close friend Gayle King where the CBS Mornings’s host asked her if she missed being around other people.
“I go, ‘Eh, not really.’ And I think it’s because every day, I was in an audience of 350 people twice a day, so I’ve had shaking hands and autographs and selfies, and lots of attention, and exposure to being around a lot of people,” she said. (Independent)