‘Incredibly painful,’ says Ellen DeGeneres, ‘I had no idea that was a symptom’

Ellen DeGeneres opened up of her health.


The Coronavirus pandemic which was at its height in 2020 affected the way we live and staying positive and optimistic seemed like the only reasonable thing if we didn’t want to crush mentally. Many people lost their jobs and were struggling to make ends meet as a number of businesses closed. Today, the virus isn’t as spread, but sadly, that doesn’t meant its not there.

Unfortunately, many of those who were affected by the virus were left with prolonged symptoms, such as problems with their lungs and breathing.

At the time, not many doctors listed back pain as one of the symptoms, but recently, they discovered that people experiencing such pain could likely be related to the coronavirus.

One of the people who struggled with back pain after contracting the virus is host Ellen DeGeneres.

She was the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show for almost nineteen years before she decided it was time to end it in 2022. “I truly have felt like next season was the right time” to bring it to a close, she said, and added: “The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it’s time.”

Ellen contracted the virus although she followed “proper precautions.” Back then, in December 2020, she declared that she was “100%” before going on to explain something about the condition that medical professionals “don’t tell you.”

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” along with Billie Joe Armstrong and musical guests Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley, Ellen opened up about her health condition and said, “I feel fantastic. What they don’t tell you is that you will have severe back pain. I had no notion that was a symptom until I spoke with a few other people.

“Who would have thought?” “How so?” Ellen wondered. “I’m having back pain.”

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) did not formally include back pain as a Covid symptom at the start of the pandemic. Interestingly, one of them was “muscle or bodily aches.” Other symptoms listed included fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

However, more and more people declared they have also experienced severe back and muscle pain.

According to the NHS website, “many patients will have had some aches and pains before becoming unwell with Covid.

“Illness may have resurfaced or worsened these difficulties.”

Luckily, Ellen was able to get well quickly.

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