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Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up While Honoring Kobe Bryant on Her Show

Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up While Honoring Kobe Bryant on Her Show

Ellen DeGeneres is opening up about the death of Kobe Bryant in a touching monologue on her talk show.

The monologue will air on the Tuesday (January 28) episode as Ellen tapes her show in advance and Monday’s episode was taped last week.

“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. “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.”

“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. Be nice to people at the DMV. They’re people. Be nice to them,” she added.

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