Stripped of his iconic status, Lance was left alone to dwell on the emptiness. Even his beloved LiveStrong Foundation wanted nothing to do with him when he became radioactive. He found out what all narcissists experience when power and celebrity are taken away. Their brain responds as if it's withdrawing from a drug. And the process is agonizing.
So, it's not surprising that, two months into his permanent timeout, Lance had an epiphany. Rage and despair will do that. What else would drive him to be interviewed by Oprah knowing the high probability of being humiliated? If Oprah conducts this interview modeling Mike Wallace, we can all enjoy a bit of schadenfreude.
these four articles came across my Facebook feed within a space of 15 minutes today: