D.L. Hughley on Saturday revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19, one day after he suddenly collapsed on stage at a Nashville comedy club.
Hughley, 57, took to his Twitter page to address his fans about the frightening incident. The comic was mid-joke on Friday when he began slurring his speech and subsequently fainted while three men came to his assistance. Zanies Nashville Comedy Club was hosting him for a four-day set.
During treatment at Saint Thomas West Hospital, it was determined that he contracted the coronavirus.
In a video posted to his Twitter page, Hughley stated that his fall was most likely the result of “extreme exhaustion and dehydration.” However, doctors performed “a battery of tests,” he said, during which he discovered he had contracted the virus that has grasped the world.
“I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away,” he explained. “I was what they called asymptomatic. I didn’t have any symptoms.”
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Darryl Lynn “D. L.” Hughley (/ˈhjuːɡliː/; born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian. D.L. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and performed in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City. In early 2013, D.L. Hughley landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.Read more