This news comes just days after a report was issued describing a mass exodus of advertisers and supporters – along with ratings – after more details of the alleged “toxic workplace” came out.
Ellen DeGeneres revealed on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 that she had tested positive for COVID-19, but was “feeling fine” at the moment. Production on her award-winning talk show has been immediately halted while local health authorities perform contact tracing and people who had close contact are tested per California health mandate.
“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. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe,” Ellen wrote in a tweet.
The production of the 18th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been stopped until sometime in January after premiering on September 21st, 2020 following a series of accusations and internal investigations surrounding misconduct on several levels including racism, sexual misconduct, and more.
Three top producers were fired in August and Ellen issued an apology to her staff for the situation, writing: “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case.”
See her full post below along with a recent video about how to entertain yourself during a lockdown.