On Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres announced that she has been tested positive for coronavirus.
The American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer, in a statement on Twitter said, ‘Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,’
‘Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines,’ she added. ‘I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay safe and healthy.’
DeGeneres appeared on her show in the usual slot on Wednesday afternoon, where she was with her in-studio guests. Singer Leslie Odom Jr. was also among her guests on the Wednesday show.
DeGeneres completes shooting for The Ellen DeGeneres Show typically a day in advance. Thursday’s episode would be the final day her renowned ’12 days of Giveaways’ promotional series, provided the show is aired as scheduled. This show has high ratings and is known to have big sponsors.
On Wednesday, Buzzfeed rolled out a scathing article alleging that she was struggling to lure sponsors for the show this Christmas season. This claim has ruffled some feathers and has been vehemently disputed by her ardent fans and camp.
DeGeneres has been in the news recently for her philanthropy as well. Her show has been acknowledging the incredible work of COVID-19 frontline workers. A nurse named Flor was felicitated with a car as a gift for her dedication.
Source: Mail Online