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Ellen DeGeneres gave an emotional speech at the start of her daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres show on Monday, which will air as Tuesday's episode.
'Today is Monday, and yesterday was Sunday. It happened to be my birthday and the Grammy Awards. I was nominated, I didn’t win. Not the point,' Ellen said, clearly struggling to keep it together.
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'Yesterday was supposed to be a celebratory day, and then we got tragic news about Kobe Bryant, and everything changed in a second. And that’s what I want to talk about.'
The comedian and television personality explained to viewers that, since the show is taped in advance, the episode that aired on Monday was shot last week — before NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant lost his life at the age of 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California.
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With mounting emotion, Ellen continued to say that 'life is short, and it’s fragile, and we don’t know how many birthdays we have. So just– you don’t have to have a birthday to celebrate, just celebrate life. And if you haven’t told someone you love them, do it now. Do it. Tell people you love them. Call your friends. Text your friends. Hug them. Kiss them.
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