D.L. Hughley (57) tested positive for the coronavirus after collapsing on stage on a live comedy set.
He was in the middle of his comedy session in front of an audience in Nashville, Tennessee, when he slumped.
First his speech became incoherent and he slumped on Friday night before an ambulance came to fetch him.
He was performing at the Zanies Comedy Club and was hospitalized and eventually diagnosed with extreme exhaustion and dehydration but further tests confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19.
Ironically,the gig he was performing at was set to promote black empowerment and education while also raising money to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
He said on Twitter that he was shocked that he tested positive for Covid-19 as he thanked his fans for their support and good wishes.
In a short video, he said:
“Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes. I was scared to death. When I came into the hospital I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and extreme dehydration. But after they ran a battery of tests, it turns out I tested positive for COVID-19 – which blew me away. I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn’t have any symptoms, the classic symptoms”.
Hughley is an American actor, political commentator, radio host, author, and stand-up comedian.
He’s the most popular host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys, and as one of the “Big Four” comedians in The Original Kings of Comedy.