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Ellen DeGeneres Has One ‘Excruciating’ COVID-19 Symptom

Ellen DeGeneres has one excruciating COVID19 symptom.
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After revealing that she testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Ellen DeGeneres is doing well—except for one surprisingly painful symptom, she explained on social media.

“I’m feeling 100%. I feel really good,” DeGeneres said in an Instagram video. “One thing that they don’t tell you is that you get, somehow, excruciating back pain. Didn’t know that was a symptom, but I talked to some other people—back pain. Who knew? How come? Back pain. Bad.”

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn’t specifically mention back pain as a symptom of COVID-19, it does say that muscle and body aches can be a symptom. Other common symptoms of a coronavirus infection include fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, headache, sore throat, congestion, fatigue, diarrhea, and nausea. Some people also lose their sense of taste or smell, a symptom that can last for weeks or even months after the others have resolved.

Previously, DeGeneres confirmed that she tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter. “Fortunately, I’m 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. “I’ll see you all after the holidays.”

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