Michael Vick cancels Oprah appearance
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|Thu, 02-17-2011 - 7:55am|
Michael Vick has canceled his upcoming appearance on Oprah. In a statement, Harpo announced: “Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an episode airing next Thursday, Feb. 24. Mr. Vick’s representatives called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons.” On the show, Vick was slated to discuss the 18 months he served in prison for running a dog-fighting ring, and his attempts to revamp his image with the Humane Society. Vick is currently playing for the Philadelphia Eagles after being reinstated in the NFL in 2009. Vick also starred in a 2010 docu-series, The Michael Vick Project. UPDATE: Vick’s rep issued the following statement regarding the cancellation on behalf of the NFL player: “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”
Harpo tells EW that it has not yet found a replacement for Vick for the Feb. 24 show.