Winfrey who is now touring Australia, told an audience of 15,000 people: “I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life.”
She also reportedly revealed that her pregnancy came as a result of sexual abuse.
“I was raped at 9 years old by a cousin, then again by another family member, and another family member,” Oprah reportedly said as recalled how her baby boy died at hospital just a few weeks after birth.
Oprah’s life before stardom has always been a point of interest for fans around the world.
Fans have been treated to bits and pieces of the star’s past over years, including her long lost half sister and sexual abuse she suffered as a child.