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D.L. Hughley Collapses On Stage

D.L. Hughley Collapses On Stage

Comedian and actor, D.L. Hughley, reportedly collapsed on stage Friday, June 19th in Nashville, TN. While performing at Zanies Comedy Club, Hughley struggled to speak. His manager rushed to the stage to catch Hughley as he noticed him becoming limp.

Hughley’s publicist, Yvette Shearer, stated he was suffering from exhaustion and dehydration after traveling all week but was kept overnight at St. Thomas Hospital while the doctors ran tests to ensure there were no other issues.

D.L. Hughley took to Twitter, Saturday evening, thanking everyone for their prayers and well wishes. Hughley advised after a serious of tests, that he tested positive for COVID-19. He has not shown any symptoms but will quarantine for the next 14 days.

DSHH sends our prayers to D.L. Hughley, for a speedy recovery.

Hughley was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of Audrey and Charles Hughley, who was a Delta Air Lines maintenance worker. Staying in Portsmouth for only two months before his family moved, Hughley grew up in South Central, Los Angeles. Hughley’s teen years were troubled as he became a member of the notorious street gang, the Bloods, and was expelled from San Pedro High School. However, he eventually turned his back on gang life, getting his GED, and obtaining employment with the Los Angeles Times.

 

Hughley and his wife, LaDonna, have two daughters, Ryan and Tyler, and a son, Kyle. Hughley has discussed his son’s Asperger syndrome on several occasions.
On November 9, 2017, Hughley gave an interview on Angela Yee’s Lip Service podcast in which he described having an affair early in his marriage and career. His mistress had become pregnant and had a son; the infant was shaken to death by his mother’s boyfriend.
On 19 June 2020, Hughley collapsed while performing at a club in Nashville, Tennessee; the reported cause was exhaustion. Subsequent tests revealed he was positive for COVID-19.

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