Ellen DeGeneres is currently recovering from the COVID-19 virus and told her fans that she experienced “excruciating back pain.”
“Didn’t know that that was a symptom, but I talked to some other people: back pain,” she said in a video posted to Twitter. “Who knew? How come? Back pain. Bad.”
In the video, a visibly fatigued Ellen thanked “all the well-wishers out there.”
“I’m feeling 100%,” she said. “I feel really good.”
Then she played Connect Four.
A report from the World Health Organization earlier this year looked at over 55,000 cases of COVID-19 and found that around 15% of patients reported muscle or joint pain. While it wasn’t as common of a symptom as fatigue, fever, or a dry cough, it was more common than headaches, nausea, and a sore throat.
Ellen DeGeneres announced on Twitter last week that she had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19,” she wrote in a statement, adding that she’s “feeling fine right now.”
“Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines,” she wrote.
Variety reported that production on The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be halted until at least the new year.