Ellen DeGeneres is the latest big name to test positive for COVID-1

9, her TV show discontinued until January.

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Ellen DeGeneres was backstage at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when she learned that she had been tested positive for COVID-19, she revealed on Wednesday her first episode after being infected last month.

“Obviously, there was a lot of negative things going on, so I wanted to mention the positive thing: my COVID test,” DeGeneres said in a clip from the episode, referring to the virtual audience that was originally supposed to be participating. The show she canceled in December after receiving a positive test.

DeGeneres, 62, was doing her hair and makeup backstage when her assistant walked in and told her she had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

“And everyone around me ran away, it was funny, the people were so scared, they ran and some of them still didn’t come back,” she joked, adding that she “Leave the studio immediately,” and the show’s safety team contacted everyone. She was contacted too.

Many of the show’s recent guests made virtual appearances, although a handful of them attended DeGeneres in the studio in December before she tested positive, including Leslie Odom, Jr. on 9th. December, Bryan Cranston on December 4, Diane Keaton on December 3, Lil Nas X on December 2 and Justin Bieber on December 1.

The comedian returned home for quarantine where her wife, Portia de Rossi, told her to sleep in a separate room. “Because she needed a whole race car bed for herself.” DeGeneres slept for 16 hours each first three days due to the virus and had to take painkillers, muscle relaxants and steroids after waking up one morning with symptoms. Spasms in the back The comedian said she didn’t know back pain was a symptom of COVID-19, but spoke with a number of others who had suffered similar experiences.

“It felt like I had fractured ribs,” she says. “You know how I made you laugh so hard that your ribs hurt. That’s what I am now. I know how you feel.”

She did not experience any other symptoms commonly associated with the virus, such as fever, headache, or loss of taste, even though she “put on Crocs socks for a day, so you” judge “she is” clear “and” fine “.

“The strange thing is, I still don’t know where I got it,” she said. “I put on a mask, wash my hands, I only licked three or four door handles, so it’s a mystery how it could happen … I know. There are so many people struggling with this illness, my heart goes out. For all of them, as always, I hope the show brings you joy (and) brightens your day. ”

Before: Ellen DeGeneres, having tested positive for COVID-19, said she was fine now.

DeGeneres, 62, announced on Dec. 10 that she had been tested positive for the new coronavirus, but now “feels fine.” Meanwhile, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY that the production in “Ellen” was “good.” Will be paused until January

The television host said in a tweet at the time: “Anyone in close contact with me has been informed and I am following all appropriate CDC guidelines.”

COVID-19 cases continued to spread across the United States for the second day in a row, more than 4,000 new cases were seen Tuesday. All of the US data found more than 22.8 million coronavirus cases and 380,821 deaths as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins L.A. County, where the “Ellen” tape continues to find positive patients. Hospitalized treatment and mortality are likely higher, according to the county’s Department of Public Health.

DeGeneres returned to a studio in Burbank, Calif., As several Los Angeles-based productions shut down and other late-night West Coast shows such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” And “The Late. Late Show with James Corden ”returns to recordings from the host’s home.

In October, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” became one of the first television productions to return to invite a limited studio audience as the coronavirus forced a widespread shutdown in the entertainment industry. Starting Oct. 28, 40 fans attended the recording of “Ellen” in person, while the other 70 remained virtual. A studio can typically accommodate an audience of about 300 people.

over: Ellen DeGeneres felt ‘100% felt’ after taking positive results for COVID-19 despite ‘poor’ back pain.

and: People’s Choice Awards: Ellen DeGeneres Wins Best Talk Show Thanking Fans For ‘Sticking Me’

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