A comedian has revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus after he collapsed onstage in the middle of a set.
Actor and comedian DL Hughley collapsed while performing in front of an audience in Nashville, while the crowd is heard gasping as someone rushed to try and break his fall.
In a video shared to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Hughley thanked those who had wished him well, and announced in addition to being exhausted he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“When I came [to St Thomas Hospital] I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration, which I was very dehydrated, but it turns out they ran a battery test and I also tested positive for COVID-19,” Hughley said.
He said the diagnosis “blew” him away.
“I was what they call asymptomatic," Hughley continued in the video.
"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.
“If your a** [passes] out in the middle of a show onstage, you probably need to get tested.”
When he filmed the video for his social platforms as he was released from hospital, Hughley said he was heading back to his hotel to quarantine for 14 days.
He once again thanked everyone for their well wishes, but joked “a few more of them wouldn’t hurt” and said he hoped he wouldn’t develop symptoms.
“Maybe this is as bad as it gets, and I’ll just pass out over and over again, or not,” he said.
According to TMZ, Hughley was performing to a sold out crowd at Zanies Comedy Club and when his manager caught him to break his fall, he was taken off stage and an ambulance came to take him to a nearby hospital.
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