Thanks to the people who expressed their friendly attitudes and support throughout the recovery process, DeGeneres said that she hopes to “embrace every fan”.
The host joked: “That may be dangerous and illegal.”
Alan DeGeneres Show Production was suspended in early December on the last day of the show’s “Twelve Days of Giveaway” seasonal event. As a result, DeGeneres invited the same viewer back to the show, and they missed the December gift.
The host continued to recount the dramatic event on the day she received her COVID-19 test results.
Sitting in his hair and makeup, the 62-year-old remembered that the assistant Craig walked in and told her that the test was positive.
“Then everyone around me ran away,”
After the news broke, DeGeneres immediately left the studio because her COVID security team notified all people who had come into contact with the virus.
When Andy Lassner, an executive producer on the show, heard the news, Ellen claimed that “he was actually running at full speed.”
After the news broke, DeGeneres was isolated in a separate room from his wife Portia de Rossi at home. For the first three days after contracting the virus, DeGeneres reported that she slept 16 hours a day and woke up with back cramps on the fourth day. When the pain persisted, the doctor prescribed painkillers and muscle relaxants.
“First prize,” she joked. “It pays off.”
When the painkillers did not help, the doctor finally installed DeGeneres on steroids, which eventually eased her recovery.
After experiencing this virus infection, DeGeneres told the audience that although she was not aware of this before, back pain has now become an important symptom of COVID-19. She has no other obvious symptoms.
She recalled: “I didn’t lose my taste.” “Although I wear alligator skin socks every day, you have to be a judge.”
The talk show host has now fully recovered, claiming that she has not yet determined the source of the virus.
Watch the clip, and check out Ashley McBryde’s performance from the episode below.