D.L. Hughley Hospitalized After Passing Out During Stand-Up Set

Comedy News

Comedian D.L. Hughley was hospitalized Friday night after he passed out on stage while performing a stand-up set.

Hughley’s representative confirmed that he was “suffering from exhaustion after all the week’s work and travel” and that he “was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor’s orders.”

However, the comedian is doing better on Saturday morning.

“He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayers and thoughts,” his rep said.

Hughley was performing at the Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville when he passed out. A Twitter video shows him performing a comedy routine when his speech begins to slur. He slumped over on his stool and his manager tried to steady him, but he fell to the ground and appeared unresponsive. Two people carried him off the stage as an announcer told the shocked crowd to stay calm. An ambulance was called to take Hughley to a nearby hospital.

Source: Variety


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