Before Lance Armstrong admitted to using illegal enhancement drugs, his accomplishments seemed superhuman. Then again, something as relatively simple as riding a bike would seem amazing after being diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. Armstrong, was given a 40 percent chance at living then went on to win the Tour De France five consecutive times. His story, the things dreams are made of, was just too inspiring to question. No one assumed he was taking steroids.
A 2012 investigation turned up results that proved our obliviousness wrong and devastated/ended the prized athlete’s career. The Illegal enhancements blood-booster EPO and steroids were found in his system. The USADA also revealed that Armstrong received blood transfusions dating back to 1996.
Armstrong vehemently denied the allegations…until he sat down with Oprah! “I will start my answer by saying this is too late. It’s too late for probably most people. And that’s my fault. I view this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times. It wasn’t as if I said no and I moved off it,” he confessed during the dialogue.
This isn’t the first time Oprah has drawn the truth or the unsaid out of people. When celebrities sit in her presence, it seems their deepest, darkest secrets grow a mind of their own and revolt against being sheltered.