Oprah admits to having near-nervous breakdown

Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey admitted she had a near-nervous breakdown earlier this year.

Asked about reports that she had felt symptoms of a breakdown, Winfrey told Access Hollywood, "That is true".

US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey. Credit: Apega/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Winfrey said she only became aware of it when she interviewed Jason Russell of the Kony 2012 movement - who suffered a very public breakdown.

“I was sitting and listening to Jason Russell describe his symptoms ... saying, ‘Um, this sounds pretty familiar to me," Winfrey said. “I mean, I wasn’t ready to go run naked in the streets. Let’s make that very clear.”