Ellen DeGeneres suffered ‘excruciating back pain’ while battling Covid-19.
The 62-year-old confirmed last week that she has tested positive for coronavirus, and took to Instagram on Wednesday to update fans on her condition.
While the chat show host is feeling better, she informed fans of an unexpected symptom of Covid-19.
Ellen said: ‘Hi everybody. Just to say thanks for all the well wishes out there, I appreciate it very much.
‘I’m feeling 100%. I feel really good. One thing they don’t tell you is you get, somehow, excruciating back pain. Didn’t know that was a symptom but I talked to some other people – back pain. Who knew? How come? Back pain – bad.’
The star proceeded to play a game of Connect 4 with wife Portia de Rossi, who she has been isolating with.
Celebrity friends including Jane Lynch left comments, with the Glee star writing: ‘So happy. Sending love and healing vibes from up the road a piece.’
One follower could sympathise with the back pain, writing: ‘Omg! Just got over it and the back pain/aches were SO BAD!!! Feel better!’
Ellen announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19 via a statement on Instagram a week ago, reading: ‘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.’
The star’s daytime chat show returned with its 18th season in September, and since its premiere, it has been filmed without its usual in-studio audiences.
Guests have appeared both in person and via video link.
It has been a rough year for Ellen, following allegations that senior producers on her show mistreated employees.
Ellen came under fire when numerous anonymous employees on The Ellen Show came forward in a damning report on Buzzfeed claiming to be working in an environment of racism, fear and intimidation. Some accused executive producers of rampant sexual assault and harassment.
She later responded in a statement, saying she ‘takes full responsibility’ and added: ‘I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.
‘I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realised that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.’
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