Monday, June 22, 2020
Comedian, Radio Host D L Hughley Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis
Comedian and nationally syndicated radio host D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, TN.
The 57-year-old lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news outlets reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a video on Twitter in which he said he was treated for exhaustion and dehydration afterward.
“I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away," he says in the video. "I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn't have any symptoms, the classic symptoms.”
Hughley plans to quarantine in his Nashville hotel room for 14 days. He said he still hasn't exhibited any of the typical symptoms associated with the coronavirus, including shortness of breath and fever.
“So, in addition to all the other stuff you have to look out for," Hughley advises in the video, if you "pass out in the middle of a show, onstage, you probably need to get tested.”
“Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes — and a few more of them wouldn't hurt,” Hughley says in the video.
Posted 3:06:00 AM