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December 14, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres Thanks Fans for Their Positive Messages Amid Quarantine While Battling COVID-19

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It has been a pretty rough year for TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, with things getting worse following a novel coronavirus diagnosis. However, she is keeping up good spirits as she begins her road to recovery. 

Over the weekend, television show host Ellen DeGeneres took to her Twitter page to thank her fans and loved ones for their support as she battles the novel coronavirus. 

In a tweet, DeGeneres shared a snap of herself laying down and resting at home. The TV show host was as dressed down as she could ever be, showing that she was enjoying a much-needed holiday.

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DeGeneres wore a sweatshirt with a pair of joggers. She completed the look with a grey head warmer and was on no makeup at all. While she looked pretty down, she also had her lovely dog, Wally, to lean on. Thanking her fans, the TV show host wrote:  

"Thank you for all of your positive messages. They're helping a lot. Wally is helping too."

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It is unclear who took the picture, although the smart guess will be DeGeneres' longtime partner, Portia DeRossi. Several fans have trooped into the comment section to share their best wishes. Many of them added pictures of their dogs as well in solidarity with DeGeneres and Wally.

DeGeneres announced on Thursday that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to sources, the TV show host explained that she would be taking time off to self-isolate and get better.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was one of the first to get back on air following the months-long hiatus.

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A spokesperson for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" also told news sources that taping and work on the show had been paused until January. The TV show host herself took to social media to tell everyone that she would be taking a break.

While adding that she was okay, DeGeneres advised everyone to stay safe and healthy. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was one of the first to get back on air following the months-long hiatus.

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The show began on October 28, allowing 40 in-person fans and 70 virtual attendees. The show itself had a long way back after it was hit with accusations of a toxic workplace in the summer.

Several former crew members blasted DeGeneres and others, claiming that they had experienced harassment and microaggressions. Over the course of investigations, several top producers on the show were found to have promoted an unsafe working environment. They were eventually fired.

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DeGeneres herself seems to be making amends. She won a Peoples' Choice Award for "Daytime Talk Show of 2020," and she made sure to thank her "amazing staff" for their work. Fans will want to see how she remedies the situation when the show resumes next year.  

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