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01/18/2011 08:38 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah: I Thought Of Committing Suicide Over Teen Pregnancy (VIDEO)

In her interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Oprah revealed that her pregnancy at 14 led her to think about committing suicide.

The interview aired on Monday night; it was the first episode of Morgan's new show, "Piers Morgan Tonight."

Oprah said that she had started having suicidal thoughts after being sent to live with her father. In Oprah's telling, her father told her, "I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and indecency of an illegitimate child."

"So I'm thinking I'm just going to have to kill myself," she said.

"Did you come close to doing that?" Morgan asked.

"No," Oprah said. "You know, I did stupid things like drinking detergent and that crazy stuff that you do when you are trying to get attention when you are really just trying to cry for help...you know, when I was 14, your life is over. You are having a baby out of wedlock. Your life is over. When the baby died--the baby was never brought home from the hospital and the baby died--I knew that it was my second chance."

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