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Ellen's unusual COVID symptom

Ellen's unusual COVID symptom

Ellen DeGeneres has shared a health update with fans after revealing she tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

The 62-year-old talk show host’s program abruptly halted following the shock news.

Taking to Twitter, she said that she was feeling “really good” despite the diagnosis, but did reveal a rarely-discussed symptom of the deadly virus.

“Hi everybody, just saying thank you to all the well wishes out there, I appreciate it very much. I’m feeling 100 per cent, I feel really good,” DeGeneres shared.

“One thing that they don’t tell you is you get, somehow, excruciating back pain,” she said. ”Didn’t know that was a symptom, but I talked to some other people — back pain. Who knew? How come?”

DeGeneres wrapped the video with a classic game of Connect Four with de Rossi.

Earlier this month, DeGeneres told Twitter supporters that she would be taking a break from her show while she recovered from the infection.

“Hi everyone. I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” she said.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all the proper CDC guidelines.

“I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.”

It is reported her show will return to TV screens shortly after New Years.