During her opening monologue, the Emmy award winner revealed the moments when she found her tests came in positive for COVID-19. This was just moments before she was to begin filming for the December episode. This news caused her to postpone the production.
Ellen says recalling, she was in her makeup room getting her extensions put in and her face powdered when her assistant Craig walked in and told her she tested positive for COVID-19. She remembers everyone around her ran away, obviously they got scared. And, some have not come back since.
Shortly after the news she left for home where she had to self-isolate herself from her family and friends, including wife Portia de Rossi.
According to her staff DeGeneres stayed back at the studio for a while and later left for home. Back at home DeGeneres self-isolated herself from her family and friends, including her wife Portia de Rossi.
Though Ellen didn’t report of frequent symptoms cited with COVID-19 such as fever or sensory loss, her doctors still put her on painkillers and muscle relaxers for back spasms. Unfortunately the drugs were not much of a help.
She said her back got worse, and she felt like she had cracked a rib.
Even though now DeGeneres is much better, and she’s still uncertain as to how and where she contracted the Coronavirus.
Ellen says, it’s really odd how she contracted the virus as she always wears a mask and regularly washes her hands. It’s still a mystery for her.
According to a BuzzFeed report, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the eponymous host are in damage control mode. Both current and former staffers have said they have been victims of intimidation, sexual and racism misconduct during the show. After ousting some top producers, a contrite DeGeneres returned to the screens in September.
After finding out, DeGeneres said she just learnt about the things that happened here, that should never have happened in the first place. She said it’s a serious matter and she apologizes to everyone affected by this.
Months after her daytime talk show was accused of abuse DeGeneres was accepting the Daytime Talk Show of 2020 award and in her speech she said, she’s not only accepting the award as its offered to her, but on behalf of her amazing crew, and amazing staff without whom the show would not be possible.