American comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she has been tested positive for coronavirus. The television host who leads the talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show posted a note on her social media pages about being diagnosed with COVID-19. She also stated that the people who came into her close contact have been notified. Ellen went on to share that she will be resuming the shoot of her talk show post the Holiday season.
Ellen’s statement read as “Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe. Love, Ellen.”
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Back in September this year, Ellen had addressed the internal investigation of the show after complaints of bullying, racism and sexual misconduct against them.
She had stated on the opening episode of the 18th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “I learned that things happen here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”
Talking about playing a straight actor despite bein gay, Ellen quipped, “But I don’t think that I’m that good that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress.”