Oprah Winfrey isn’t in “you get a car, and you get a car, and everybody gets a car” mentality right now. The former daytime talk show host famous for her extravagant give-away shows is in the process of auctioning off her belongings, revealed the Hollywood Reporter. In addition, Winfrey is somber over the latest news from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s bedside.
Does Winfrey really need the money? No, the auction is part of closing down her Chicago Harpo Studios. Once that’s done, Oprah is headed to her OWN production company in California.
As for the money from auctioning those Chicago possessions, it’s all intended for her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. The organization helps educate girls from South Africa.
If you want to own a piece of Oprah’s past, you can choose from drawings, crystal, silver, and even a variety of chic furniture as well as attires and accessories. The auction will be held April 25 in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Chicago saleroom. However, you can preview items from April 16 to 24.
But the move comes at a time when Winfrey has admitted she is personally shaken by the news regarding Bobbi Kristina Brown. She had interviewed both the now-22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston as well as her parents. As a result, she choked up in attempting to discuss the young woman’s health crisis, reported People.
“There aren’t any words right now,” the usually verbose Oprah admitted. “It’s a sad time.”
However, Winfrey revealed that Tyler Perry has helped the family.
“[Perry was] instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina [and] really supportive of Whitney [Houston] when she had her troubles,” added Oprah.
But the latest news from Bobbi Kristina’s hospital room is bleak, according to Extra.
Since January 31, when she was found unconscious lying face-down in a bathtub in her home, Bobbi Kristina has remained dependent on life support measures, including a ventilator and feeding tube. For most of the time, her physicians have kept her in a medically induced coma, intended to help her brain heal from swelling.
When at one point they attempted to bring her out of that coma, she had seizures so violent that they returned her to the coma state.
Throughout Brown’s health crisis, her boyfriend Nick Gordon, with whom she was living when she was discovered unconscious, has been pleading via social media to see her. However, family members have accused him of harming her and Bobby Brown has expressly banned Gordon from Bobbi Kristina’s hospital room.
Bobbi Kristina’s cousin Jerod Brown did attempt to defend Nick via Facebook.
“Nick has cooperated with the police department, he has cooperated with my uncle Bobby’s request. He has given my family members as much information as he can. He has been exploited on national television with hidden cameras that he had no idea about. He has given Kristina CPR which is one of the reasons why she is not dead till this day. He has been ridiculed and accused without any concrete evidence, yet he still hasn’t gotten the chance to visit his girl. If everyone truly believes that Nick is the blame for this situation wouldn’t you think he would already be locked up by now.”
The reference to exploitation on national TV refers to Dr. Phil’s interview with Gordon. As the Inquisitr reported, Dr. Phil turned the interview into an intervention, and was slammed for the way in which he ignored Nick’s request that the show not air.
In addition, although Nick was assured by Dr. Phil that he would make sure Gordon could see Bobbi Kristina if she “woke up,” an expert said that it is highly unlikely that she can fully recover.
Dr. Sasan Yadegar is a Neurosurgical Director with Dignity Health Northridge Hospital and Trauma Center who told Extra that complete recovery to the way that Bobbi Kristina Brown was before the traumatic incident is unlikely.
Noting that it could take two years before she can even walk and perform actions such as feeding herself again, the physician was blunt.
“To expect a full recovery is absolutely not possible.”
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