Comedian D.L. Hughley Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Collapsing On Stage

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Comedian D.L. Hughley admits that he “tested positive for COVID-19” after he collapsed on stage during his stand-up set at a club in Nashville.

“I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away,” the 57-year-old comedian shared in a video on Twitter following the collapse. The comments were noted by Page Six in a piece published Sunday. (RELATED: Here Are The Members Of Congress Self-Quarantining After Meeting Person With Coronavirus At CPAC)


“I was what they call asymptomatic,” he added. “I didn’t have any symptoms, the classic symptoms.” (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)

Hughley then went down the list of all the symptoms he didn’t have like “shortness of breath,” a “cough” or a “low-grade fever” that might have indicated that he had the coronavirus.

“So, in addition to all the other stuff you have to look out for,” “The Hughleys” star shared. “If your ass pass out in the middle of a show, onstage, you probably need to get tested.”

“Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes, and a few more of them wouldn’t hurt,” he added, before explaining that after he left the hospital he would be spending the next 14 days in his hotel room in quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus.

A message on the Zanies comedy nightclub Facebook explained that “D.L. Hughley had a medical emergency while performing on Friday and was hospitalized overnight. According to his publicist, he was suffering from exhaustion after working [and] traveling this week.”

His final two nights of shows of the four-night engagement at the club were cancelled, per the outlet.