Comedian D.L. Hughley Collapses Onstage, Diagnosed with COVID-19

June 21, 2020
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    Shortly after comedian D.L. Hughley collapsed onstage in Nashville, Tennesse, Friday, he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.

    Hughley, 57, initially thought he'd been suffering from fatigue, but after fainting, he was hospitalized and got the diagnosis, according to the reporting by the Associated Press.

    “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.

    The comedian joins a list of celebrities who've fallen ill to the virus.

    In March, Idris Elba announced he'd been diagnosed. And in the same month, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced they also had coronavirus.

    Hanks released a statement giving an update on their health at the time.

    “Hello, folks.  Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Oscar winner wrote.  “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.  To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

    Early on in the pandemic, it was reported that celebrities had an easier time of getting a coronavirus test.

    Despite the high criteria necessary for average citizens to actually be tested, celebrities like Kris Jenner, Heidi Klum and various NBA teams had been vocal about being able to secure them.

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