Whitney recalled performing with Michael at an anniversary show back in 2001 and noting that he looked so frail – and then turned the mirror on herself.
"I remember looking at Michael. I remember looking at myself. I was getting scared [looking at him]," she said. "I was looking at myself going, 'No, I don't want this to be like this. This can't happen to both of us.'"
For more of Whitney's last in-depth interview from The Oprah Winfrey Show, watch Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview on Thursday, February 16 from 9-11 pm ET/PT on OWN.