Michael Vick bails out of Oprah interview

The "Oprah Winfrey Show" says Michael Vick has canceled his appearance on the show which was scheduled for Feb. 24 "for personal reasons."

"Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for an episode airing next Thursday, February 24," said an Oprah show spokesman. "Mr. Vick’s representatives called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons."

“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," Vick said in a statement through his spokesman Chris Shigas.

The possibility that Vick had backed out was first reported this afternoon by Philly.com's Marnie Hall in the video that is embedded here.

Vick's scheduled appearance on Oprah was first reported by Fox 29's Jennaphr Frederick Monday and confirmed by the Eagles and Oprah's Harpo Productions.

The interview was to be taped Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Chicago.

This story has been updated.

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