It affected you. How could it not?

I was crying during the afternoon. It was hard keeping the tears back seeing everybody and having people coming up and welcoming me back and saying, "I'm so glad that you're back" and "It's going to be great to skate" and "You will have fun."

It must have been more than relief. Did you feel that was where you were supposed to be?

I have always loved to skate, and that is all I wanted to do. Having my whole, entire career taken away from me by somebody else—not losing it myself—I do have blame, but when somebody takes your whole, entire life away from you, and you don't know what to do, it's like you're lost.

Tonya talks about the Nancy Kerrigan skating scandal
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