Oprah Winfrey Says Lance Armstrong Didn’t Come Clean About Doping In The Way She Thought He Would

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Lance Armstrong and his BFF, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Oprah Winfrey
The talk show host partied with President Obama.
Oprah Winfrey said Lance Armstrong, who she said confessed to her that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his string of Tour de France victories, did “not come clean in the manner” she expected, Reuters reported.

I’m just curious as to why now? I’m sure Oprah asked that questions, so I guess we’ll find out.

Winfrey, who discussed the interview on  CBS This Morning, said, “We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. I feel that he answered the questions in a way that he was ready. … He certainly had prepared himself for this moment. … He brought it. He really did.”

Armstrong had apologized to staffers at the Livestrong Foundation before the Monday interview with Winfrey at a hotel in Austin, Texas, and reportedly admitted to them that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied career. 

Armstrong also confessed to Winfrey to using the drugs, sources have told ABC News. Winfrey said this morning that the entire interview, for which she had prepared 112 questions, was difficult.

“I would say there were a couple of times where he was emotional,” she said. “But that doesn’t describe the intensity at times.”

The interview will air at 9 p.m. ET Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey has promised a “no-holds-barred” interview, with no conditions and no payment made to Armstrong.

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