Comedian DL Hughley tests positive for COVID-19 after fainting onstage

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 12:52:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he's tested positive for COVID-19, following his collapse onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.

In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, Hughley said he was tested while being treated for exhaustion and dehydration after passing out at Zanies on Friday.

He said the COVID-19 diagnosis was surprising because he was otherwise asymptomatic. He plans to quarantine in his Nashville hotel room for 14 days.

The rest of the 57-year-old's shows at the Zanies club were canceled.

In addition to stand-up comedy, Hughley is an actor, author and television and radio host.