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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s dog Kid breaks his leg in ‘awful’ accident after ‘crazy’ summer

ELLEN DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi's dog Kid broke his leg in quite the "awful" accident

During the second episode of her talk show's latest season, the comedian revealed some unfortunate news about one of her dogs as she shared the brutal details.

Ellen said: "Here's what happened. Over the weekend, our dog Wally, she's a little over a year, so she's a puppy. And she was running full-speed across the lawn.

"Our dog kid happened to be in the way and she just trampled over Kid, which is illegal because the speed limit is 25 when there's a kid nearby.

"So Kid was screaming in pain and we knew his leg was broken. It was awful, awful, awful."

Ellen then showed the virtual audience a photo of Kid resting in his "extra long" green cast - one that the little pet has to wear for "12 weeks."

The entertainer also joked and blamed her Portia because she told her to "break a leg."

During the same monologue, Ellen admitted that during quarantine she had plenty of time to do a certain activity.

She said: "We have been stuck at home for months and months. All we did was puzzles and drink our weight in wine."

The admission came just after the 62-year-old addressed the "toxic" workplace claims made by former and current employees, while also making some jokes along the way.

During the season premiere of her show's newest season, Ellen said: "If you're watching because you love me, thank you. If you're watching because you don't love me, welcome. As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation."

She continued: "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.

"I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility. And I take responsibility for what happens at my show."

Ellen also added that she is a "work in progress and I am especially working on that impatience thing…"

However, according to BuzzFeed News, "current and former employees say they found her monologue to be disingenuous and tone-deaf given the severity of their experiences."

"Employees told BuzzFeed News they didn’t appreciate Ellen making light of their allegations of toxicity, racism, sexual harassment, and misconduct by sarcastically asking viewers, 'How was everybody’s summer? Good, yeah? Mine was great. Super terrific,' and then telling them, 'Let me give you some advice out there if anybody's thinking of changing their title or giving yourself a nickname, do not go with the 'be kind' lady. Don’t do it.'"

Warner Bros. is currently investigating the "toxic" workplace allegations that accused the program of tolerating inappropriate behavior like racism, sexual harassment, and bullying.

The claims led to many changes on staff, including the firing of executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.

The Ellen Show is currently in the midst of its season 19 premiere week.

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