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

D.L. Hughley has tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a live comedy set.

The 57-year-old comedian and actor was in the middle of his comedy routine in front of an audience in Nashville, Tennessee when he took a turn and tumbled to the ground on Friday night.

After his speech became slurred and he dropped to the floor, an ambulance was rushed to the Zanies Comedy Club. D.L. was hospitalized where he was diagnosed with extreme exhaustion and dehydration. But after doctors decided to run further tests for his safety, D.L. tested positive for COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter to thank his loyal fans for their well wishes and prayers, the Match Game star admitted that he was beyond shocked to learn that he had contracted the killer bug.

In a short video following his release from hospital, D.L. stated: “Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes – I was scared to death. When I came into the hospital I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and extreme dehydration. But after they ran a battery of tests, it turns out I tested positive for COVID-19 – which blew me away. I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn’t have any symptoms, the classic symptoms.”

While he has been carrying the disease for a number of weeks now, the star insisted that he still hasn’t experienced any of the typical symptoms associated with COVID-19.These include a shortness of breath, fever and a continuous cough. The comic, whose name is Darryl Lynn, plans to quarantine in his hotel room in Nashville for the next 14 days following his diagnosis.
On Friday night, the funny man shocked his audience when he collapsed in the middle of his set. A worrying video from the night sees D.L. performing to an enthusiastic crowd as his speech gradually begins to slur.

The comedian then lost his balance and slumped down onto his stage stool before his manager rushed to try and steady him.
The comedian’s set took place on Juneteeth and was part of a virtual fundraiser dubbed the “Juneteenth Social Awareness-Thon”. The event was to promote black empowerment and education while also raising money to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.Photo Credit: Getty

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