D.L. Hughley hospitalized after collapsing on stage in Nashville
UPDATE: D.L. Hughley has tested positive for coronavirus after collapsing on stage during a standup set. The star shared the news with fans in a video post to Twitter on Saturday.
"Thank you everybody for your prayers and well wishes. When I came I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration, I was very dehydrated. Turns out, they ran a battery of tests and I also tested positive for COVID-19 which blew me away. I was asymptomatic. Apparently I just lost consciousness," he shared."If your ass passes out in the middle of the show, you probably need to get tested. I am going back to my hotel room to quarantine for 14 days."
EARLIER: Comedian and actor D.L. Hughley is reportedly feeling better after collapsing on stage during a set at a Nashville comedy club Friday night.
Hughley was performing at Zanies Nashville Comedy Club when he passed out mid-set. A video shows him falling off of his stool and being carried off the stage. Hughley was taken to a nearby hospital and remained there overnight.
A rep for the comedian says he was "suffering from exhaustion after all the week's work and travel, and was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor's orders. He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayer and thoughts."
Hughley, 57, rose to prominence as the host of BET's ComicView in the early 1990s. He later created and starred in the ABC sitcom The Hughleys, and was featured in Spike Lee's The Original Kings of Comedy alongside Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Cedric the Entertainer. He later went on to host the comedic news show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News on CNN and was a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.