Ellen DeGeneres Details Excruciating Back Pain As She Battles COVID-19

Ellen DeGeneres has shared an update on her health with her followers. She had revealed a few days back that she has tested positive for COVID-19. In the video she posted on Instagram, she thanked her fans for their well-wishes.

The talk show host said that she is feeling 100 percent and that she feels really good. She further explained her experience of suffering from excruciating back pain. According to WebMD, it is a common ailment of coronaviruses like abdominal pain, headache, body aches, and fatigue.

Ellen was not aware or heard that back pain could be a COVID symptom. Although she shared that other people later confirmed that they had experienced the same. “Who knew? How come?” the comedian asked, as she sat on the couch in a grey and white flannel next to one of her pups, before playing a game of Connect Four. 

The comedian had shared a snap of herself curled up with her dog last week. She looked fatigued as she glanced up at the camera. She thanked fans for their sweet messages and told them they are helping her a lot. The host also said that her dog, Wally is also helping as she wrote the caption.

Ellen had announced through social media that she had fallen victim to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has taken over the world. She wrote in a statement that she shared on Twitter, “Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,” she wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Daily Gifts Are Being Given To Frontline & Medical workers, First Responders, & Families

She informed her followers that she has informed anyone who has been in close contact with her. the host also assured she is following all the proper CDC guidelines and that she will see everyone again after the holidays. She urged her followers to stay safe and healthy.

Ellen reportedly tapes her episodes of The Ellen Show at least a day in advance. However, on Thursday, the episode of October 15 was re-run. This also meant the cancellation of the final day of Ellen’s well-known 12 Days of Giveaways holiday promotional series. It typically has a lot of sponsors and high ratings.

A promo that aired during the re-run teased the return of giveaways days ‘tomorrow’, suggesting some version of the final day may air on Friday. On Last Wednesday’s episode, it was as per the schedule as she included in-studio guests including singer Leslie Odom Jr.

During last year, the 12 Days of Giveaways promotion was later in the season. However, this year the daily gifts are being given to frontline workers, first responders, medical workers, and families that have been impacted by the pandemic the most.  

Her diagnosis comes a day after Buzzfeed News reportedly claimed that she was struggling to attract sponsors and A-list guests for this year’s holiday giveaway series. According to the outlet, a current employee of The Ellen Show that the show’s giveaway segments have noticed a bit of a flounder.

This can be because of reports of the show’s “toxic” workplace culture. “In a typical year, ‘12 Days of Giveaways‘ is huge. We’ve basically claimed Christmas on daytime TV. When you think of Christmas on TV, you think of The Ellen Show,” the employee said.

The employee shared that everyone wants to be in the audience and everyone wants gifts. They also revealed that the show lines up all these crazy sponsors and people love that. However, according to the employee, their 12 Days is more condensed as they don’t have many sponsors.

However, a source close to the show claimed the statement is false, inaccurate. Their 12 Days of Giveaways usually focuses on lavish trips and vacations and had to be radically changed due to the realities of the ongoing pandemic. The show’s Season 18 guests have included Matthew McConaughey, Justin Bieber, Jane Fonda, Chance the Rapper, Kristen Bell and Orlando Bloom, among others.

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