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Oprah has kept it a secret for more than 30 years. Today, she's breaking her silence. She's finally revealing her most embarrassing encounter with a celebrity!

In the 1970s, Oprah says she had an obsession…with music legend Neil Diamond! She awoke every morning to the sweet sounds of "Song Sung Blue" and fell asleep every night to his hit "Cracklin' Rosie."

While she was working as a news anchor in Nashville, Oprah attended a benefit where Neil was performing. When she walked into the green room backstage, she spotted him and strolled right over.

"I say, 'Mr. Diamond, would you like some shrimp?'" Oprah says. He accepted a shrimp and then went across the room…where Oprah followed!

"I ask, 'Would you like another shrimp?'" she remembers. After taking a second helping, he walked away and Oprah says she made the mistake of following him again!

Finally, as she approached him for the third time, he raised his hand and said, "Enough already." Oprah says she was mortified!
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FROM: Oprah's Embarrassing Night with Legend Neil Diamond
Published on January 16, 2006

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