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Iyanla Vanzant To Terrell Owens: 'You've Become A Victim Of Your Talent' (VIDEO)

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On Saturday, Nov. 2, Iyanla Vanzant will kick off a new season of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" with an emotional conversation with former NFL superstar Terrell Owens. She travels to Alexander City, Ala., the hometown of the acclaimed and controversial American football wide receiver, who finds himself in personal crisis despite his incredible talent and success.

Owens hasn't played in the NFL since 2010, when he spent a season with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, but was cut during preseason. In the meantime, he has struggled to pay child support to his four children and faced other financial and personal problems.

Through a series of emotional heart-to-heart sessions, Iyanla uncovers the pain from Owens's childhood -- rarely seeing his mother and not knowing the identity of his father -- and soon realizes that some of his bad behavior on and off the field likely stems from his feelings of abandonment as a child.

In the above clip from the episode, Owens shows a side to himself most people have never seen.

"I want you to dig down in here," Vanzant says in the video, pointing to Owens's heart, "and I want you to find the voice of your heart. What does your heart say?"

"I know there were times, from the outside looking in, people thought I was at my happiest, or at my best -- I was sad," Owens says. "When I went home, I was sad. I was lonely."

"You've become a victim of your talent," Vanzant tells him.

"People never stop to ask you, 'Terrell Owens, how you be?'" she says. "You can run fast, but how's your heart? You can catch a ball, but how's your soul?"

"I'm OK," Owens says quietly.

"No you're not," Vanzant says. "You're a 40-year-old veteran athlete who doesn't have a team, with no vision about what to do next, four children who are looking up to you."

"When you lay your head down on your pillow in the quiet times, when there's nobody else but you -- who be Terrell Owens?" she asks.

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" airs Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

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