Ellen DeGeneres Says She’s ‘Done’ With Public Life After Netflix Special: ‘I’m Going Bye-Bye’

It seems Ellen DeGeneres is ready to leave the public eye for good. The comedian and former talk show host reportedly indicated her plans to step away from fame, telling the crowd in a Q&A after a recent set on her “Ellen’s Last Stand…Up” tour in Santa Rosa, Calif., that she’s quitting Hollywood altogether. According to SFGate, Ellen didn’t mince words when a fan asked if she has her sights set on Broadway or more movies in the future. “Um, no. This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,” she said. The 66-year-old reportedly doubled down on her comments when another attendee suggested she reprise her voice work as fan favorite Pixar character Dory, saying, “No, I’m going bye-bye, remember?” Ellen’s latest remarks come as she’s been speaking out on tour about the fallout from multiple allegations of a toxic workplace environment at her daytime show prior to its 2022 end. The Emmy winner previously apologized on-air to those who were affected, saying at the time that she was in a “position of privilege and power” and takes “full responsibility” for what happens on her show. During her latest round of stand-up concerts, Ellen reportedly joked that she was “kicked out of show business,” adding per SF Gate that she’s “not mean.”