I’m one of those people inspired by Oprah, says Madonna on finale

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 20:28 PM IST

Washington: Oprah Winfrey was caught off guard during the first part of the star-studded farewell show that will continue for another couple of days, when Madonna revealed that Winfrey has been an ‘inspiration’ to her and that she has ‘balls’.

Amongst the slew of A-list stars to honor Winfrey`s 25 years on the air was Madonna who didn`t hold back her adoration for the talk show host.

“It is no secret that millions of people have been inspired by Oprah and I`m one of those people” RadarOnline quoted her as telling the audience.

"She fights for things she believes in even if it makes her unpopular. She has b***s and a wealth of compassion, I have learned so much from her," ‘The Material’ Girl said amid thunderous applause from the crowd.

"She`s been a self-made woman who has been on top of her game for over 25 years and she is still kicking ass!" she added.

Winfrey`s guest list also included Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah and Diane Sawyer all taking the stage to honor her prestigious career and the personal acts of her millions of viewers.

ANI