Media mogul Oprah Winfrey became pregnant when she was a teenager but her son was born premature and died.She was also raped at the age 0f 9.
Winfrey opened up about being raped and her deceased baby to 12,000 fans during a talk at Melbourne’s Rod Laver arena in Australia.
Revealing why she only picked a name for her son recently, the 61-year-old media mogul explained… “I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life.”
“I did an interview with a reporter before I came to Australia and she said you should name the baby son who died. So I have named him, I had a little boy named Canaan,” she told the audience.
She added that she tried to hide her pregnancy because of the “pain and shame”.
Winfrey also spoke of her harrowing childhood, telling audience members… “I was raped at nine years old by a cousin, then again by another family member, and another family member.”
Winfrey also revealed that she was undertaking her tour of the country in order to “share” her knowledge with others.
“Part of the reason why I am here is to share why I’m here, share what I know and pass it on,” she said.