Comedian D.L. Hughley tests positive for COVID-19 after fainting on stage
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Comedian D.L. Hughley said Sunday he tested positive for COVID-19 after he fainted on stage during a performance in Nashville on Friday night. 

Hughley said he was treated for “extreme exhaustion and dehydration” at a Nashville hospital and found out he had tested positive for COVID-19.

He said the COVID-19 diagnosis “blew me away.” 


“I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn't have any symptoms, the classic symptoms,” Hughley said in a video posted to Twitter Saturday night. 

Hughley said he didn’t have flu-like symptoms. He also said he didn't have a low-grade fever, a cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste. 

“I just lost consciousness,” he said. “In addition to all the other stuff you have to look out for, if your ass pass out in the middle of a show on stage, you probably need to get tested.”

The comedian said he is going back to his hotel room and will quarantine for 14 days. 


Hughley fainted during a show at Zanies comedy club.

The club said in a statement on its website that following Hughley’s positive COVID-19 test, it will close and reopen “after a comprehensive cleaning process conducted by a specialist.” 

The club reopened its doors on May 15, according to The Tennessean.