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VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Thought She'd 'Have To Kill Myself' When Pregnant At Age 14

Jan. 18 2011, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Oprah Winfrey thought she would “have to kill myself” when she got pregnant at age 14 and even tried to drink detergent in a desperate attempt to sabotage the pregnancy.

The television talk queen made the shocking confessions during her tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, who debuted his new primetime show on CNN Monday.

“Getting pregnant was a result of bad choices, not having boundaries, sexual abuse from the time I was 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13,” Oprah said, recalling her painful childhood. 

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“I thought before the baby was born, ‘I’m going to have to kill myself’.” 

You can watch Oprah’s heartbreaking admissions to Morgan, 45, in this video on

Oprah, 56, said she even “did stupid things like drinking detergent” in the hope of killing the baby -- or herself.

In a previous interview, Oprah revealed how she hid that pregnancy from everybody until she was taken to a hospital with swollen ankles.

“I confessed that I had been having sex with people who had been abusing me for years,” said Oprah, who now runs her own cable network.

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“The stress of that confession caused me to go into labor and the baby died.”

Oprah told Morgan, the former British newspaper editor : “I knew that it (the death) was my second chance.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Oprah also spoke fondly of her best pal Gayle King and confirmed that she is NOT getting married to her long-time boyfriend Stedman Graham

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“I’m happier than I’ve ever been,” she said, referencing the launch of OWN.

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The billionaire media mogul even placed a bet with Morgan as to who would get the first interview with the dog killer Michael Vick.

The wager: 200 British pounds, or almost $320 American dollars!

Shock jock Howard Stern, panned and lauded Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais and father-and-son pair Nick and George Clooney are some of the guests featured during Morgan’s much-hyped first week.



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