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Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she will be ‘done’ with showbusiness after her next Netflix special.

DeGeneres, 66, hit the stage for a stand-up show in Santa Rosa last week, for her Ellen’s Last Stand… Up tour, two years after her talk show was canceled following the toxic workplace scandal that tarnished her reputation as TV’s favorite host. 

During the show the comedian discussed her exit from the spotlight and joked that she’s next going to be cancelled for being ‘old, gay and mean’, as per SFGate.

When questioned if she might return to fame sometime in the future, she firmly shut down the possibility. 

‘This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,’ Ellen said of her upcoming one-hour show taping this fall. 

Ellen DeGeneres, 66, revealed that she will be 'done' with showbusiness after her next Netflix special; Seen in 2019

Ellen DeGeneres, 66, revealed that she will be ‘done’ with showbusiness after her next Netflix special; Seen in 2019

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‘Let me catch you up on what’s been going on with me since you last saw me,’ Ellen told the audience.

‘I got chickens. Oh yeah, and I got kicked out of show business for being mean.’

DeGeneres added: ‘I used to say, “I don’t care what people say about me.” Now I realize I said that during the height of my popularity.’

The 34-time Emmy winner noted how the first time she was ‘kicked out of show business’ it was for coming out as a lesbian in 1997.

‘Next time, I’ll be kicked out for being old. Old, gay and mean, the triple crown,’ Ellen – who said her intention was never to hurt anyone – wisecracked.

‘I can be demanding and impatient and tough. I am a strong woman. I am many things, but I am not mean.’

DeGeneres famously voiced the forgetful fish Dory in Pixar films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016) as well as the DVD special feature Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau (2003) – and one fan begged her for another.

‘No,’ the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient dismissed. ‘I’m going bye-bye, remember?’

The comedian hit the stage for a three-night stand-up show in Santa Rosa last week, for her Ellen's Last Stand¿ Up tour, two years after her talk show was canceled

The comedian hit the stage for a three-night stand-up show in Santa Rosa last week, for her Ellen’s Last Stand… Up tour, two years after her talk show was canceled

'This is the last time you're going to see me. After my Netflix special, I'm done,' Ellen said of her upcoming one-hour show taping this fall, as per SFGate

‘This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,’ Ellen said of her upcoming one-hour show taping this fall, as per SFGate

Ellen - who lamented over being 'kicked out of show business' twice - claimed to the crowd: 'I can be demanding and impatient and tough. I am a strong woman. I am many things, but I am not mean'

Ellen – who lamented over being ‘kicked out of show business’ twice – claimed to the crowd: ‘I can be demanding and impatient and tough. I am a strong woman. I am many things, but I am not mean’

During the show she also joked that she's next going to be cancelled for being 'old, gay and mean'

During the show she also joked that she’s next going to be cancelled for being ‘old, gay and mean’

Earlier this week Ellen chose not to address her fans before quietly canceling four scheduled shows in Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago on her 32-date comeback tour

Earlier this week Ellen chose not to address her fans before quietly canceling four scheduled shows in Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago on her 32-date comeback tour

Her comedy special is coming out later this year. It will be her second Netflix special, following 2018¿s Relatable; She is pictured in 2019

Her comedy special is coming out later this year. It will be her second Netflix special, following 2018’s Relatable; She is pictured in 2019 

DeGeneres’ scandal was sparked by a single tweet penned by comedian Kevin T. Porter in March 2020 asking people for the ‘most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean,’ which amassed 2,600 replies.

Four months later, BuzzFeed News published an exposé featuring one current and 10 former employees of the Louisiana-born funnywoman’s former self-titled daytime talk show alleging racism, workplace bullying, and sexual harassment.

By August 2020, WarnerMedia had launched an internal investigation, Ellen had issued a formal apology to her 255 employees, and executive producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman were all fired from the show.

DeGeneres – who also apologized to fans on air – broadcast her final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 26, 2022 after 19 seasons.

She later branded it a ‘coordinated misogynistic’ attack on her and she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since the talk show’s finale aired on May 26, 2022. 

Earlier this week Ellen chose not to address her fans before quietly canceling four scheduled shows in Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago on her 32-date comeback tour.

The comedian’s cancellations came hours after SF Gate homepage editor Gabe Lehman published his detailed review of her show at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show went off the air in 2022 after 19 seasons on NBC following the toxic workplace scandal that tarnished her reputation as TV's favorite host

The Ellen DeGeneres Show went off the air in 2022 after 19 seasons on NBC following the toxic workplace scandal that tarnished her reputation as TV’s favorite host 

‘Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event,’ Ticketmaster informed customers on Wednesday.

‘You don’t need to do a thing. We’ll issue a refund to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, as soon as funds are received from the Event Organizer.

‘It should appear on your account within 14-21 days. Please Note: If the tickets were transferred to you, the refund will go to the fan who originally purchased the tickets from Ticketmaster.’

Ellen is next scheduled to perform on Monday at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO.

Her comedy special is coming out later this year. It will be her second Netflix special, following 2018’s Relatable.

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