ellenUS talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres has postponed her trip to Australia by a few days due to illness, according to reports.

DeGeneres tweeted that she was trying to get better before her holiday Down Under.

DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, were due to attend a black tie cocktail party at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne on Tuesday.

She was also tipped to meet with Prime Minister Julia Gillard about gay marriage during the day.

The talkshow host is in Australia to advertise Swisse Vitamins and film segments for her show.

A statement will be issued shortly from DeGeneres and her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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