Ellen DeGeneres has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus however is “feeling wonderful proper now,” she introduced Thursday.
Manufacturing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” has been paused till January, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY.
The tv host, 62, stated in a tweet that “anybody who has been in shut contact with me has been notified, and I’m following all correct CDC pointers.”
“I am going to see you all once more after the vacations,” she added. “Please keep wholesome and secure.”
In October, “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” grew to become one of many first tv productions to return to inviting a restricted variety of in-studio viewers members for the reason that coronavirus pressured widespread shutdowns within the leisure trade. Starting Oct. 28, 40 followers attended the “Ellen” taping in particular person, whereas 70 extra remained digital. The studio typically holds about 300 viewers members.
Most of the present’s latest friends have made digital appearances, although a handful have joined DeGeneres within the studio this month. Episodes with latest in-studio friends embody Leslie Odom, Jr. on Dec. 9, Bryan Cranston on Dec. 4, Diane Keaton on Dec. 3, Lil Nas X on Dec. 2, and Justin Bieber on Dec. 1.
In keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, researchers have discovered that these with delicate to average circumstances are infectious “not than 10 days after their signs started.”
DeGeneres has made headlines lately for claims of a poisonous office setting on her present, and her sharply declining viewers.
Scores for September’s premiere week of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” plummeted 38% from final yr, suggesting the controversy over experiences of a poisonous office – which led to the firing of three high producers – has spilled over into dwindling fan assist.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding the host, DeGeneres gained the E! Individuals’s Alternative Award for greatest daytime discuss present in November.
“Thanks, from deep down in my coronary heart,” DeGeneres informed a digital viewers, crediting the award to her “superb crew and superb employees who make this present doable.”
She additionally thanked her followers for “sticking ” her. “I can’t let you know how grateful I’m and what this implies to me. It is greater than I can presumably let you know. Particularly proper now.”
DeGeneres’ prognosis comes as the US faces hovering coronavirus circumstances and deaths. As of Thursday, the nation has seen greater than 15.Four million circumstances and 289,970 deaths.
The U.S. reported greater than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths for the primary time Wednesday, a single-day toll worse than 9/11. The Johns Hopkins College knowledge dashboard reported 3,124 deaths, breaking a document of two,885 set simply final week. New infections are additionally booming, and throughout the nation hospitals are working out of beds, prompting stay-at-home orders in some locations and masks mandates in 38 states.
Contributing: Gary Levin, John Bacon and Elinor Aspegren