Ellen DeGeneres was behind the scenes on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she learned She has tested positive for COVID-19, Revealed Wednesday in her first episode after being infected with the virus last month.
“Obviously there is a lot of negative things happening, so I wanted to talk about something positive: my COVID test,” DeGeneres said at section Of the episode, addressing a virtual audience that was originally supposed to attend the show she canceled in December after she tested positive.
DeGeneres, 62, was behind the scenes in hair and makeup when her assistant came in and told her she had tested positive for the new coronavirus.
“And then everyone around me ran away. It’s funny, people are really scared. They have run and some have not come back since,” she joked, adding that she “left the studio immediately” and the safety team at the show communicates with everyone she has been in contact with.
Several of the show’s guests have recently made virtual appearances, though a handful of them joined DeGeneres in the studio in December before it hit positive, including Leslie Odom, Jr. On December 9, Bryan Cranston on December 4, and Diane Keaton on December 3. Lil Nas X on December 2 and Justin Bieber on December 1.
The comedian has returned to her home for quarantine, where his wife, actress Portia de Rossi, asked her to sleep in a separate room “because she wanted the race car bed for herself”. DeGeneres slept for 16 hours every day for the first three days due to the virus and required painkillers, muscle relaxers and steroids after waking up one morning with back cramps – the comedian said she didn’t know back pain is a symptom of COVID-19, but spoke to many Of other people who have endured similar experiences.
“I felt like I had broken a rib,” she recalls. “You know how to make you laugh so hard that your ribs hurt? That’s how it was for me. Now I know how you feel.”
She did not experience any other symptoms commonly associated with the virus, such as a fever, headache, or loss of taste, although “she wore Crocs with socks for a day, so you are the judge.” It’s “crystal clear” and feels “fine now.”
“The strange thing is that I still don’t know where I got it,” she said. “I wear a mask, wash my hands, lick only three or four doorknobs, so it’s mysterious how this will happen … I know a lot of people out there have this disease. My heart goes out to them all. As always, I hope the show gives you some Joy (and) brighten your day. “
DeGeneres, 62, announced on 10 December that she had tested positive for the new coronavirus but is “feeling better now”. Meanwhile, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY that production of “Ellen” will be paused until January.
The TV host said in a tweet at the time that “anyone who has had close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all appropriate CDC guidelines.”
COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the United States, which For the second day in a row, it witnessed more than 4,000 new cases Tuesday. In total, the United States had seen more than 22.8 million cases of coronavirus and 380,821 deaths as of Wednesday morning, according to it. Johns Hopkins data. Los Angeles County, where Eileen tapes are still seeing a spike in positive cases, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the county Department of Public Health data.
DeGeneres is back at Burbank’s studio in California as several productions are closed in Los Angeles and other shows on the West Coast late at night like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” And “The Late Late Show with James Corden” are back on record from the hosts’ homes.
In October, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” became one of the first TV productions to return to inviting a limited number of studio members since the Coronavirus imposed widespread closures in the entertainment industry. As of October 28, 40 fans attended Eileen’s recording in person, while 70 others remained virtual. A studio generally has around 300 members of the audience.