Ellen DeGeneres returned to tv on Jan. 13 and used the opening monologue of “Ellen” to clarify how she discovered about her constructive COVID-19 prognosis on set, which prompted manufacturing on the daytime show to halt.
“I used to be on the point of tape the show, and I used to be in hair and make-up, getting my face powdered and my extensions put in, after which my assistant, Craig, walks in and mentioned, ‘You’ve examined constructive for COVID,'” DeGeneres mentioned. “And then everybody round me ran away. It’s humorous, folks simply actually get scared they usually ran. Some haven’t come again since. So anyway, I left the studio instantly and our COVID security staff knowledgeable everybody I had been in touch with. They advised [executive producer] Andy Lassner and he ran at full velocity off the lot, which is superb — I did not notice you would run.”
“I went residence, clearly; I needed to to quarantine,” she continued. “Portia [de Rossi] made me sleep in a unique room on a unique mattress as a result of she wished the race automobile mattress all to herself. The first three days, I slept for 16 hours a day. And then on the fourth day, I awakened with again spasms. It simply persevered and the physician put me on ache tablets and muscle relaxers.”
DeGeneres introduced her prognosis on Dec. 10, writing on Twitter, “Hi Everyone, I need to allow you to all know that I examined constructive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling positive proper now. Anyone who has been in shut contact with me has been notified, and I’m following all correct CDC tips.”
Watch the opening monologue beneath: