In a frightening moment, D.L. Hughley passed out in the middle of a live show Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee. The veteran comedian is said to be recovering from the incident.
Hughley, 57, was mid-joke at Zanies Nashville Comedy Club when he suddenly stopped. After a brief pause, the audience gasped as his head slumped forward. A man came to his aid to grab Hughley, whose body then appears to go limp as he fell to the floor.
The incident was captured on cellphone video by an audience member and posted to Twitter.
“DL Hughley passed out during his stand-up show at Zanies Nashville tonight. Prayers up for him!” Twitter user Brooks Golightly wrote in the post.
Two other men came to the stage to help carry the comic out the room. An announcer then instructed the audience to “stay calm” and said “we’ve got it all under control.”
“Yeah, right,” an incredulous attendee said.
UPDATE: Hugley posted a video from the hospital in Nashville, thanking fans for their prayers and well wishes. He revealed that he was suffering from exhaustion and dehydration. He also revealed that he was tested for COVID-19 and the results revealed that he did, indeed have the corona virus.
Hughley said that he will quarantine in his hotel in Nashville for two week before heading home.
SOURCE: The Grio