• Ellen is done
  • Her next tour is in fact her last
  • THIS is how she explained things

Ellen has declared her departure from the limelight. During a candid Q&A at her 'Ellen’s Last Stand…Up' tour, DeGeneres dropped the bombshell that after her upcoming Netflix special, she plans to vanish from the public eye for good.

 During the audience Q&A part of the show at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, one fan asked if DeGeneres would return to movies after the tour ended or perhaps try her hand at Broadway.

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"Um, no," DeGeneres answered matter-of-factly. "This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done."

Despite eager pleas from fans hoping for a return of the beloved character Dory from Pixar’s "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory," DeGeneres remained adamant. "No, I’m going bye-bye, remember?" she reminded.

This firm stance comes after the comedian had to cancel four dates on her tour, amidst addressing the whirlwind of misconduct accusations that plagued the final days of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'

"Let me catch you up on what’s been going on with me since you last saw me," DeGeneres said at the Santa Rosa show before joking: "I got chickens. Oh yeah, and I got kicked out of show business for being mean."

The comedian went on to admit that she "can be demanding and impatient and tough. I am a strong woman.” DeGeneres added, "I am many things, but I am not mean."

"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," DeGeneres said about the public blowback from the allegations.

Ellen’s departure from daytime television was anything but smooth. Accusations of racism, sexual misconduct, and intimidation behind the scenes of her show led to an on-air apology and the firing of three producers following an internal investigation by WarnerMedia.

DeGeneres humorously mentioned getting chickens and then quipped about being "kicked out of show business for being mean," though she firmly stated, "I am many things, but I am not mean."

Reflecting on the end of her show, DeGeneres shared at a previous tour stop in West Hollywood how hurtful the experience was. "I just thought, ‘Well this is not the way I wanted to end my career, but this is the way it’s ending.’ … I just hated the way the show ended," she said.

"I love that show so much and I just hated that the last time people would see me is that way."

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As 'Ellen’s Last Stand…Up' tour continues until August 17, fans are rushing to catch a final glimpse of the comedian who has entertained and inspired millions.

DeGeneres’s announcement marks the end of an era, leaving her audience to ponder what the future holds for one of television's most iconic figures.