Comedian DL Hughley COVID-19 Positive After Fainting Onstage


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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Comic D.L. Hughley introduced he examined constructive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage throughout a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.

The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night time and was hospitalized, information retailers reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a video on Twitter by which he stated he was handled for exhaustion and dehydration afterward.

“I also tested constructive for COVID-19, which blew me away,” he says within the video. “I used to be what they call asymptomatic. I didn’t have any signs, the basic signs.”

Hughley plans to quarantine in his Nashville lodge room for 14 days. The remaining two nights of his four-night engagement at Zanies have been canceled, in accordance with the membership’s online calendar.

“Our pal D.L. Hughley had a medical emergency whereas acting on Friday and was hospitalized overnight. In line with his publicist, he was suffering from exhaustion after working & traveling this week,” the club posted on Facebook. “Love ya, D.L. and we’ll sit up for seeing this King of Comedy again in Nashville soon!”

Hughley stated he still hasn’t exhibited any of the standard signs associated with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus commonly generally known as novel coronavirus, together with shortness of breath and fever.

“So, in addition to all the other stuff you must look out for,” Hughley advises in the video, in the event you “move out in the midst of a present, onstage, you in all probability have to get tested.”

Along with stand-up comedy, Hughley can also be an actor, writer, and radio and tv host. He starred in Spike Lee’s 2000 live performance movie, “The Unique Kings of Comedy,” alongside Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer.

Hughley additionally produced and starred in “The Hughleys,” which aired on ABC and UPN from 1998 to 2002 and hosted a CNN speak present. He at present hosts the radio present “The D.L. Hughley Present,” which is syndicated in dozens of markets.

“Thanks in your prayers and your properly wishes — and some more of them wouldn’t harm,” Hughley says within the video.

Epoch Occasions employees contributed to this report