Per the New York Times, while speaking at the annual conference in October for O, The Oprah Magazine, 58 Year Old Oprah Winfrey announced to the crowd of more than 5,000 fans that she had a breast cancer scare just the week before. The incident was a false alarm, but Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, who was in the audience, became visibly upset at the news.
An audience member scolded Oprah for unnerving Gale King.
But that wasn’t the only scare. She also announced that the doors of her popular magazine could be closing soon if revenue doesn’t pick up.
Besides, Oprah would like to reach a younger audience, somewhere between 20 and 30 years old. Currently, the median age of O readers is 49.