Ellen DeGeneres described her battle against COVID in a way that had her fans in hysterics.
Fans were shocked when Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19, and she quickly isolated and put her show on pause in order to focus on her recovery. For so many fans, this pandemic has been a terrifying yet unrelatable experience. Many people haven’t had any direct connection to falling ill as a result of the coronavirus. Ellen DeGeneres has flipped the script on this conversation, making her COVID-19 diagnosis a real, honest depiction of the virus, with some light-hearted humor sprinkled on top.
Ellen hilariously talked about her experience in being diagnosed with the virus, and the many days of isolation that unfolded. Only Ellen DeGeneres can make something this scary seem so incredibly funny.
Ellen’s COVID Comedy
Right from the start, Ellen dove into the COVID conversation with a perfect comedic introduction. She opened the floor with an instantly successful zinger, stating; “Obviously, there are a lot of negative things going on, so instead, I want to talk about something positive… my COVID test,” and so it began.
Her skit continued to captivate her audience as she went on to describe that she was incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love and support she received online. She then said; “I wish I could have hugged each and every one of you, but that would have been dangerous and illegal, probably.” Bam, there it was! Fans were amazed at how quickly she could address the elephant in the room and turn her diagnosis into the foundation for some serious funnies.
Curiosity Nipped In The Bud
For those of you that are curious about what the “real deal” is surrounding this virus, Ellen’s jokes managed to maintain the integrity of honest reporting, as she went on to describe her body’s need for sleep. It turns out that she spent the first 3 days sleeping in excess of 16 hours a day, and then she described her first real symptom of COVID as being a back spasm.
Continuing to bring comedic relief to a serious topic, she addressed the questions of what COVID really feels like by saying that she did not have a fever or headache, and just as fans thought they’d get more serious information, her jokes kicked in again as she stated; “I didn’t lose my sense of taste although I did wear Crocs with socks for a day.” Just like that, Ellen DeGeneres made herself relatable and relevant again.
It’s possible that getting COVID and overcoming it has worked to recapture her audience once again.