Ellen DeGeneres Reveals the Negatives That Happened After Coming Out

"You can imagine how much that hurt me," she said of that time.

"You can imagine how much that hurt me," she said, adding that she didn't even know the iconic singer at the time. "I had done three interviews!"

"I had to learn what that feels like, to not let things get to you," she said.

But there were the letters DeGeneres got from fans and those thankful to her.

"I remember the first letter I got, where somebody said I saved their life," she added. "They were going to kill themselves and they didn't because of what I did."

In another clip, the former Oscars show host actually said she never thought she was going to come out.

"I didn't think I was going to be coming out, period," she said. "I didn't think I'd be coming out on a show ... but I just didn't want to pretend to be somebody else anymore, so that people would like me."