Ellen DeGeneres opened up about her experience with COVID-19.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Resumed on Wednesday – more than a month after the host’s diagnosis and the show was immediately long stopped. She told the audience, which was once again virtual in the midst of California’s coronavirus crisis and gave medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about the latest coronavirus.
“Obviously, there are a lot of negative things going on, so I want to talk about the positive thing: my COVID test,” said the 62-year-old star, who revealed her diagnosis on Dec. 10. positive!”;
“I’m fine now,” she said, “everything is fine, I’m all clear,” after dealing with the terrible back pain amid her illness.
She thanked, “Everyone who put in their hands with support. I hope I can hug you all. Which can be dangerous and illegal “
DeGeneres said she was in her hair and makeup set last month when her assistant came in and informed that she tested positive, she said, “Everyone around me ran.”
She continued, “I left the studio right away and our COVID safety team informed everyone that I had been contacted … I was clearly coming home. I have to house Portia. [de Rossi] Makes me sleep in different bedrooms because she needs my own race car bed. “
In addition to the jokes, she said she slept “16 hours a day” for the first three days. On the fourth day “I woke up with a spasm in my back,” and the symptoms persisted. While her doctor gave them painkillers and muscle relaxants, they “didn’t help. My back is worse It felt like a broken rib. ”She was later addicted to a steroid pack, she said, adding that since then she learned that back pain could be a symptom of COVID-19.
DeGeneres said back pain was her only symptom, however, noting that she did not have a fever or headache, and that she hadn’t lost her sensation “even when I was wearing Crocs socks” while she was sick. But she quipped
“I am very lucky, very happy. That’s for me, ”she said, but added,“ I still don’t know where I got it. I wear a mask, I wash my hands … I know a lot of people are struggling right now. My heart goes out to them all. “
DeGeneres spoke with Gupta about COVID-19, especially in California where 1 in 5 people tested positive. There are more than 2.8 million people in the state, with more than 31,000 deaths.
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