Ellen DeGeneres: Star’s ‘excruciating’ Covid side effect- ‘Didn’t know that was a symptom’

Leaving her chat show behind after 19 series many fans have reflected on the highs and lows of Ellen DeGeneres’ career. In a more recent incident, the 64-year-old spoke about her “excruciating” back pain after contracting COVID-19 in the height of the pandemic.

Amid controversy that her show was a toxic place to work, DeGeneres decided it was time to step away from the limelight, instead aiming to spend more time fulfilling her passion for animal conservation having recently completed building The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda.