Ellen DeGeneres is opening up about her experience with COVID-19.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show resumed Wednesday — greater than a month after the host’s prognosis and the show abruptly went on an prolonged hiatus. She addressed the viewers, which is as soon as once more digital amid California’s Corona Virus disaster, and had on medical professional Dr. Sanjay Gupta to debate the newest with the Corona Virus.
“Obviously there are loads of unfavourable issues occurring, so I wish to talk about one thing constructive — my COVID take a look at,” quipped the 62-year-old star, who revealed her prognosis on Dec. 10. “Positive!”
“I’m fantastic now,” she stated. “Everything’s good. I’m all clear,” after coping with excruciating again ache amid her sickness.
She thanked “everybody who reached out with type phrases of help. I want I might have hugged every one among you. That would have been harmful and unlawful in all probability.”
DeGeneres stated she was on set, in hair and make-up, final month when her assistant got here in to tell her that she examined constructive. She stated, “everybody round me ran away.”
She continued, “I left the studio instantly and our COVID security group knowledgeable everybody that I had been in touch with… I went residence, clearly. I needed to quarantine. Portia [de Rossi] made me sleep in a distinct room, in a distinct mattress, as a result of she needed the race automotive mattress all to herself.”
Jokes apart, she stated she slept “16 hours a day” for the primary three days. On day 4, “I woke up with again spasms” and so they endured. While her physician put her on ache medicine and a muscle relaxers, they “didn’t assist. My again received worse. It felt like I cracked a rib.” She was later placed on a steroid pack as properly, she stated, including that she has since discovered that again ache could be a symptom of COVID-19.
DeGeneres stated again ache was her solely symptom, nonetheless, noting that she didn’t have a fever or headache and didn’t lose her sense of style. “Although I did put on Crocs with socks” whereas she was sick, she quipped.
“I’m very, very lucky. Very, very blessed. That was it for me,” she stated, however added, “I nonetheless don’t know the place I received it. I put on a masks. I wash my arms… I do know lots of people on the market are struggling proper now. My coronary heart goes out to all of them.”
DeGeneres went on to talk to Gupta about COVID-19, particularly in California the place one in 5 folks have been testing constructive. There have been greater than 2.eight million circumstances within the state with greater than 31,000 deaths.
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