Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley, who collapsed in the middle of his set at a Nashville comedy club, announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 57-year-old stunned patrons and employees when he lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night.
On Saturday, Hughley posted a video on Twitter in which he told his fans that he was treated for afterward exhaustion and dehydration.
“I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away,” he says in the clip. “I was what they call asymptomatic. I have no symptoms, the classic symptoms. ”
Hughley said he is still exhibiting any of the typical symptoms associated with COVID-19, including shortness of breath and fever.
“So, in addition to all the other stuff you have to look out for,” he says, if you “pass out in the middle of a show, onstage, you probably need to get tested.”
Hughley plans to quarantine in his hotel room in Nashville for 14 days. The remaining two nights of his four-night engagement at the venue were canceled, according to the club’s online calendar.
“Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes – and a few more of them hurt,” Hughley says in the video.
“Our friend D.L. Hughley had an emergency medical while performing on Friday and was hospitalized overnight. According to his publicist, he was suffering from exhaustion after working & traveling this week, ”the club posted on Facebook.
“Love ya, D.L. and look forward to seeing this King of Comedy back in Nashville soon! “
In addition to stand-up, Hughley is also an author and radio and TV host.
He starred in Spike Lee’s 2000 concert film, “The Original Kings of Comedy,” alongside Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer.
He also produced and starred in “The Hughleys,” which aired on ABC and UPN from 1998 to 2002 and hosted a CNN talk show. He now hosts the radio show “The D.L. Hughley Show. ” яндекс
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