The day before the show tapes, Bridgette is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. pre-show meeting with Oprah. "There's a lot of expectation and a lot of pressure," Bridgette says. "I already feel that now but there's somebody above me that can take the blame a little bit. Now it's all going to be on me."
But during breakfast, Bridgette starts feeling sick. "I was eating my breakfast—cottage cheese, flaxseed and raspberries," she says. "My eyes started to kind of itch a little bit. I couldn't breathe. Everyone on my team was like, 'You need to get to the emergency room right now.'"
Bridgette arrives at the emergency room to discover she's having a near-fatal allergic reaction to raspberries. "It's my first ever one-on-one—just me and Oprah pre-show—and I am not missing it for an allergic reaction to raspberries," she says. "This happened on the worst day possible."
Watch Bridgette's ER visit