Ellen DeGeneres is 'feeling 100%' after testing positive for COVID-19 despite 'bad' back pain

Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
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Ellen DeGeneres is sharing a health update.

Nearly a week after revealing that she tested positive for COVID-19, the daytime talk show host said she is "feeling 100%" and "really good" amid her recovery.

"Hi everybody. Just saying thank you to all the well wishes out there," DeGeneres said in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday. "I really appreciate it very much."

However, there is one thing DeGeneres is struggling with: "Bad" back pain.

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

DeGeneres, who was seen dressed down at home in a plaid shirt and jeans, ended her video with a good old fashioned game of Connect Four with wife Portia de Rossi.

Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19, says she's 'feeling fine right now'

On Dec. 10, DeGeneres revealed that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus but is "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 in a message posted to Twitter. "I'll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe."

Production on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been paused until January, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY.

Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff

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