Ellen DeGeneres took to her Instagram to share a health update with her fans after announcing she tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
She posted a video from her home saying she feels “100%” despite the diagnosis.
“I feel really good,” said the 62-year-old television host.
“One thing they don’t tell you is that you somehow get excruciating back pain,” she added. ‘I didn’t know this was a symptom, but I spoke with a few other people … Who knew? How comes?”
Although the US Centers for Disease Control does not specifically list back pain as a COVID-19 symptom, “muscle or body pain” is one of the symptoms of the disease. Other telltale signs of coronavirus include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
The CDC has put in place emergency alert signs that indicate patients should also go to the emergency room, including difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face.
DeGeneres, 62, confirmed that she contracted the disease on December 10 by writing, “Hi guys, I want to let you all know I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I feel fine now. Has close contact with me. has been notified and I am following all correct CDC guidelines. “
‘I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe, ”she added.
The longtime host returned for season 18 of her eponymous talk show in September amid months of controversy. Earlier this year, allegations that the show was a toxic workplace led to an internal investigation and the departure of three executive producers.
DeGeneres then used her season premiere monologue to apologize, and later thanked her “wonderful staff” during her acceptance speech at the E! People’s Choice Awards when she took the prize for the best daytime talk show of 2020.
Fans posted good wishes on her Wednesday video.
“I love you and I think about you and I am so glad that you feel good … this world needs you,” Joshua Radin wrote with a few hearts.
“Get well soon dear Ellen,” wrote another fan.