Ellen DeGeneres says ‘this is the last time you’re going to see me’ after Netflix special

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres will apparently call it quits when her current tour ends.

The comedian is performing in “Ellen’s Last Stand ... Up” tour, with the final shows filmed for an upcoming Netflix special, People magazine reported.

During a question and answer portion at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, California, a fan asked if she plans to return to acting or appear on Broadway.

She said, “Um, no. This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,” SF Gate reported. Another fan asked if she would voice Dory from “Finding Nemo” again and she reiterated that she’s stepping back.

DeGeneres also addressed why her long-running talk show came to an end after 19 years.

“Oh yeah, and I got kicked out of show business for being mean,” referring to allegations published on Buzzfeed in 2020 that she made racial comments, played favorites and fired staffers for taking bereavement or medical leave. Buzzfeed called the show a “toxic work culture” at the time.

“I can be demanding and impatient and tough,” she said on stage last week, according to SF Gate . “I am a strong woman. I am many things, but I am not mean.”

DeGeneres has been under the radar since the end of her show, E! News reported.

The tour began in June, but several shows scheduled for July and August in Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago were quickly canceled.

Ticketmaster sent an email to ticketholders, writing, “Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event. 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,” People magazine reported.

When it was announced in May, DeGeneres called the tour her “last” and “final curtain call.” The Netflix special is expected to air later this year.

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