Ellen Says Farewell to Hollywood Career

Ellen DeGeneres plans to leave Hollywood for good.

During her last comedy set in Santa Rosa, California on July 1, she talked about how her life has been different since her show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” ended.

One fan questioned Ellen when she will appear in the next movie or Broadway show. 

Per SFGATE Ellen replied, “Um, no,. “This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done.”

“Thank you for still caring!” the comedian said. “Let me catch you up on what’s been going on with me since you last saw me. I got chickens.”,

“Oh yeah, and I got kicked out of show business for being mean.”

Then she joked that the next time she’ll be  “kicked out for being old,” Ellen jokes, “Old, gay and mean—the triple crown.”

The 66-year-old also talked about how her perspective on fame has changed over the years. , “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.”

“I am many things, “but I am not mean.”

Ellen was questioned if at a later date she would return to her Hollywood career. She gave a firm “no.”

“This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,” Ellen said.

For the last couple of years, Ellen has been out of the public eye. Despite her many achievements, Ellen’s career has not been without controversy. In 2020, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” faced allegations of a toxic work environment, with former employees accusing the show of fostering a culture of fear and mistreatment. Ellen addressed these allegations publicly, apologizing and promising to make necessary changes to improve the workplace environment.

A few weeks ago, Ellen had to cancel four comedy shows of her recent stand-up tour. There have been no comments to why the shows were canceled. The only information was an alert sent out by Ticketmaster, stating “event canceled.

Ellen’s Netflix standup comedy show is set to be available  in late 2024.