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Comic Ellen tells of her depression after coming out

By Kimberly Middleton

American talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has said there was a "whole lot of anger and depression" after she came out.

The 58-year-old said when she went public about her sexuality, in 1997 it was initially celebrated.

But DeGeneres said: "Then it just turned, and I mean, turned.

"There were jokes at my expense and I couldn't turn on the TV at night without some comedian or talk show host making fun of me. Not for a minute did I regret doing what I did, but it was hard."

She added: "There was a whole lot of anger and depression." But now DeGeneres said her career "couldn't be in a better place".

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