Comedian, actor and syndicated radio host D.L. Hughley announced he has tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing onstage while performing in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday night, according to multiple reports.
While performing Friday night at Zanies Comedy Club before a sold-out crowd, Hughley, 57, suddenly struggled to speak before going limp.
His manager rushed to catch him before he fell off his seat entirely, but he needed help to carry Hughley offstage.
Hughley was taken to St. Thomas Hospital where initial reports came out that he was treated for exhaustion. But reports about him learning that he was positive for COVID-19 came shortly after.
On a video posted to Hughley’s Facebook account, he told everyone that he was tested for COVID-19 and learned that he was asymptomatic, showing no symptoms whatsoever for the virus.
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) June 21, 2020
After hearing this report, Zanies has closed their doors and will be completing a comprehensive cleaning process conducted by a specialist.
Zanies also encouraged each of their attendees for both nights to contact Metro Health if they feel some risk of exposure from being in attendance either night.
“I was what they call asymptomatic,” Hughley said in his Twitter post. “I didn’t have flu-like symptoms, I didn’t have shortness of breath, I didn’t have difficulty breathing, I didn’t have a cough, I didn’t have a low-grade fever. I still don’t have a fever. I didn’t have a loss of smell or taste, apparently, I just lost consciousness.”
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