Ellen DeGeneres said she was backstage at “Ellen” when she learned she had been infected with the novel coronavirus.
What’s going on?
- “Obviously there are a lot of negative things going on, so I wanted to talk about something positive: my COVID test,” said DeGeneres.
She said she was backstage in hair and makeup when her assistant told her about her diagnosis.
- “And then everyone around me ran away. It’s funny, people just really get scared. They ran and some have not come back since,” she joked, according to USA Today.
- She said she “left the studio immediately.”
What happened to ‘Ellen’
DeGeneres tested positive for COVID-19 back in the middle of December 2020. She said she was “feeling fine” despite the diagnosis, as the Deseret News reported. At the time, a spokesperson for Telepictures said production of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will be stopped until January because of the holiday break, according to Variety.
- “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected,” DeGeneres said on the show, according to CNN. “I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”