Monday, April 30, 2007

Ellen DeGeneres - The Show Must Go On

Ellen DeGeneres - The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen DeGeneres hurt her back over the weekend -- and it's so bad that she's doing this week's shows from a hospital bed!

The host of the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show said during Monday's taping she was placed on bed rest after she hurt herself Sunday when she leaned over to pick up her dog in her kitchen.

"I felt a tear," said DeGeneres, 49, in the show with guest Ryan Seacrest airing Tuesday. "I tore a ligament and did something to something else. That's what happened and they said that I'm not able to sit, to move or to do anything."

While lying in her adjustable bed, DeGeneres also introduced to the audience her doctor, Fred Lerner, and the emergency room technician who treated her, Frankie Conrad.

After the show with Seacrest, DeGeneres arranged to tape a second program Monday with guest Lindsay Lohan to air Wednesday.

Ellen was scheduled to do a show on a Delta Airlines 767 later in the week. It was a big deal that was sponsored by American Express. But we're told that on doctor's orders, Ellen can't travel, so the trip will be rescheduled.

Ellen was also forced to cancel on a charity event Saturday in Chicago for the Make A Wish Foundation. It's unclear how Ellen screwed up her back. She'll say on the air. By the way, her doctors will give the audience their official diagnosis.

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