Dave Chappelle Cancels Comedy Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

A multi-night residency in Texas has been called off.

The coronavirus is still a major issue in America. More than 25 million people in the United States have contracted the disease, and the death toll has crossed the 400,000 mark.

Numerous celebrities have talked about testing positive for COVID-19. This week, legendary stand-up comic Dave Chappelle had to cancel his shows at the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

A representative for Chappelle told Deadline:

Dave Chappelle is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. His remaining shows at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX have been cancelled and ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds. Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter. Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic.

Social media users pointed out that Chappelle was recently photographed with podcaster/comedian Joe Rogan, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, and Canadian musician Grimes. They were all in very close proximity with each other and none of them were wearing masks. The caption for @seekaychin’s Instagram picture included the hashtag “#covidtested.”

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