D. L. Hughley has announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, Saturday.
The 57-year-old actor revealed his diagnosis in a somber Instagram video taken from the inside of the hospital, as he was about to be released.
He was tested after he was in the middle of a stand-up set at a Nashville comedy club late Friday night.
Shocking news: D. L. Hughley, 57, revealed that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in an Instagram video from Saturday, after he spent a comedy show in Nashville late Friday night
D. L. opened the video by mentioning that he was on the verge of leaving St Thomas Hospital of Nashville, and thanked his fans for their well-wishes, with a joke to dig at other actors because they ‘called and said such bad things” while he was sick.
He explained that he was initially treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration.
“But they ran a battery of tests, and I also tested positive for COVID-19, that blew me away,” he said.
The actor explained that he was asymptomatic. Contrary to popular belief, most asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers still feel sick, but don’t have the depth of coughing or other intense symptoms associated with the disease.
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Did not see that coming: He explained that he was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration. “But they ran a battery of tests, and I also tested positive for COVID-19, that blew me away,” he said
“I don’t have the classic symptoms. I don’t have to have shortness of breath, I have not had difficulty breathing, I don’t have a cough, I have not had a little fever, ” he explained.
“Apparently, I just lost consciousness. Therefore, in addition to all the other stuff that you have to look out for, if yo’ a** jump to the middle of a stage performance, you probably need to do the test.’
D. L. said that he goes back to his hotel room, to a quarantine of 14 days.
He gave thanks again, and asked for even more positive thoughts to his fans before sober, saying that he hoped that the symptoms could not be worn.
D. L. fainted on stage at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, in the neighborhood of 11 hours, the night before.
Both a fire truck and an ambulance arrived on the scene where the comic was put on a stretcher and transported to the hospital.
However, on Saturday morning, her representative has assured TMZ: “He is awake and feeling better, and would like to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts.’
Scary: D. L. fainted on stage at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, Tennessee around 11 a.m., this Friday
Doctor: Both a fire truck and an ambulance arrived on the scene where the comic was put on a stretcher and transported to the hospital
Precautions to be taken: The representative explained D. L. has been suffering from exhaustion after all, the week of work and travel, and has been kept overnight in hospital for tests, doctor’s orders’
The representative explained D. L. has been suffering from exhaustion after all, the week of work and travel, and has been kept overnight in hospital for tests, doctor’s orders.’
In a video obtained by TMZ, he can be seen getting a bottle of water from his security guard during performance.
It would have started to have difficulty speaking during his set, and shortly after, he received the water bottle, he became visibly weak.
Fortunately, the guard was alert and got back on stage before D. L. fell, catching him and said: “I am, I am.’
The crowd gasped and the guard brought the actor on, without the explanation provided to the public.
Zanies was able to reopen May 15, after having been temporarily closed by the remote social rules in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is difficult to know how many guests or employees wore masks, even if several people glimpsed in the video of his collapse have been identified.
D. L. is observed in December 2019 above
D. L. began his commitment to the club this Thursday and was scheduled to also play on the location, Saturday and Sunday.
He has been booked for two shows a night throughout his stay at the club and when he went on stage, it was his second show of the day.
On Saturday morning, he has been retweeting well wishes from his friends, including filmmaker Jeremy Newberger, who joked that ‘@RealDLHughley is the only comic who could die on stage for the kill. Feel better DL!’