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Ellen Degeneres Diagnosed with Coronavirus, Shutting Down Show Until January

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced Thursday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been shut down until January.

In a Twitter post, she wrote: ” Hi everyone, I wanted to let you 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.”

In a statement sent to NPR on Thursday, a spokesperson for Telepictures, the show’s production company owned by Warner Bros., confirmed that production on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been put on hold until January.

In the last two weeks, in-studio guests on Ellen have included Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Diane Keaton, Bryan Cranston, and, on Wednesday, Leslie Odom Jr. — though guests have been distantly seated from DeGeneres. Along with the crew and staff, the show has also allowed a small number of in-studio audience members since late October.

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