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Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for Covid-19

Ellen DeGeneres has revealed she has tested positive for Covid-19.

The comedian ensured fans that she was ‘feeling fine’ as she gave a health update on social media on Thursday.

She shared a short statement which read: ‘Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now.’

The 74-year-old confirmed The Ellen DeGeneres Show would stop production as she added: ‘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. Love, Ellen.’

Fans immediately sent their well-wished as one wrote: ‘Feel Better, @TheEllenShow! Like Dory, just keep swimming!’

Another added: ‘Stay safe @TheEllenShow hope you get well soon.’

‘2020 has been a bad year for all of us but a particularly hard one for you Ellen sheesh! Get better and I will say a prayer for you,’one fan commented.

It has been a tough year for the star after several former employees claimed senior producers mistreated other workers.

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Ellen came under fire when numerous anonymous employees on The Ellen Show came forward in a damning report on Buzzfeed claiming to be working in an environment of racism, fear and intimidation. Some accused executive producers of rampant sexual assault and harassment.

She later responded in a statement, saying she ‘takes full responsibility’ and added: ‘I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.

‘I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.’

However, some viewers were left unimpressed when she joked about the allegations upon her return to her chat show.

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