Ellen DeGeneres is back on TV

Ellen DeGeneres

She’s back! Ellen DeGeneres is back on TV for the first time in almost a month. The comedian and daytime TV host tested positive for coronavirus in December, and so The Ellen DeGeneres show had to be suspended.

But now she has returned bearing tales of how her coronavirus diagnosis affected her.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of negative things going on, so I want to talk about something positive, my COVID test,” she joked, adding, “I’m fine now, I’m all good. Everything’s clear.” She continued:

“I was getting ready to tape the show that you were going to be here for, and I was in hair and makeup, getting my face powdered and my extensions put in and then my assistant, Craig, walks in and says, ‘You’ve tested positive for COVID. And then everyone around me ran away. It’s funny, people just really get scared. Some have not come back since.” 

She then went on to describe the symptoms she experienced.

“I felt like I’d cracked a rib. “It’s the only symptom I had,” she said. “I didn’t have a headache. I didn’t have a fever. I didn’t lose my sense of taste, although I did wear Crocs with socks for a day, so you be the judge.”

But she said she was not sure where she contracted the virus. “The weird thing is, I don’t know where I got it. I still don’t know where I got it. I wear a mask. I wash my hands. I only licked three or four door handles. It’s a mystery to me,” she said.

The show now features a virtual audience.