- Ellen DeGeneres said she learnt she had contracted the virus just minutes before she went on-air
- The TV host said everyone that was with her ran for their lives and she had to go into quarantine
- The comedian said she discovered that back pain was also a symptom of Covid-19 and prayed for those still hurting from the virus
Ellen DeGeneres has disclosed what she went through during her weeks in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.
In the first episode of The Ellen Show in 2021, The TV host who continues to host a virtual audience at her studios said she tested positive just before the holidays but had recovered.
She detailed how she found out she had Covid-19 noting it was just before she taped an episode of the show and everyone that was with her run for their dear lives.
"I was in hair and makeup getting my make up done and extension put in. My assistant Craig walks in and said 'You tested positive for Covid-19'. And everyone around me ran away. I went home and had to quarantine," she said.
Ellen hilariously revealed that her wife made her sleep in a different room and for the first three days she slept for 16 hours.
On the fourth day, she woke up with back pains and her doctor prescribed pain killers for her.
After talking to several people who had the virus, it was when she realised they also experienced back pains.
Ellen noted that is how she learnt that back pains could also be a symptom of Covid-19 and that it was the only symptom she experienced.
The comedian could not pinpoint where she could have 'picked' the virus as she always wore a mask, washed her hands then quipped "and only lick three to four-door handles" hence it came as a surprise.
Ellen sent her well wishes to those that were still hurting from the virus praying that they get through it.
Ellen employees complain
Briefly.co.za extensively reported how tough 2020 was for Ellen and her show after claims of workers being bullied behind the scenes.
Investigations were even taken on the studios after former and current employees said they were subjected to a toxic working environment.
In late September 2020, Ellen hosted the first virtual audience show from the studios and acknowledged that mistakes were made and she wanted everything to start afresh.
She admitted she had learnt about things that should have never happened.
Ellen said she and the team had discussed the future and made the necessary changes.
She also spoke about articles in the press and social media that labelled her a hypocrite and even became known as the "be kind" lady which she found to be out of order.
The TV host said she was the same person that guys saw on TV and she could not fool everyone for 17 years of her being on air.
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