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Ellen DeGeneres Announces Retirement After Netflix Special

In a surprising turn of events, beloved comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she will be retiring from show business after her upcoming Netflix stand-up special. During a recent stop on her “Ellen’s Last Stand-Up Tour”, the 66-year-old star told fans “This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done.”

DeGeneres, who has been married to actress Portia de Rossi since 2008, further clarified during a Q&A portion of her show in Santa Rosa, California that she is done with performing entirely. When asked if she’ll appear on Broadway or in future films, she replied “No, I’m going bye-bye, remember?”

The revelation came just before DeGeneres abruptly canceled a number of tour dates, though no reason was given for the cancellations. Her current tour will be the basis for her final Netflix stand-up special, six years after her last special “Relatable” dropped on the streaming platform.

This announcement marks the end of an era for the trailblazing comedian, who launched her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2003. The program ran for an impressive 19 seasons before concluding in 2022 amid allegations of a toxic workplace environment.

Despite the controversy, DeGeneres remains one of the most beloved figures in entertainment. Her infectious humor, kind-hearted spirit, and groundbreaking representation of LGBTQ+ characters on television have made her a cultural icon. Fans are sure to be disappointed by the news of her retirement, but many are also grateful for the laughter and joy she has brought to millions over the course of her illustrious career.

As DeGeneres prepares to step away from the spotlight, the question on everyone’s mind is: what’s next for the comedy legend? Will she pursue other creative endeavors, or will she embrace a quieter life out of the public eye? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: Ellen DeGeneres will be sorely missed by her legions of devoted fans.

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