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Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19

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Photo: Mathieu Bitton(TEXAS) — Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, one day after performing a live show in Austin, Texas.

A representative of Chappelle’s confirmed the diagnosis to ABC News, adding that the 47-year-old Emmy nominee is now in quarantine, and those who were backstage with him have been tested. Chappelle has since canceled his four remaining shows set to take place in the Lone Star state.   

He previously had sets planned for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Stubb’s Ampitheater in Austin, with new Texas transplant Joe Rogan slated to join him for two. Those who held tickets for the four remaining dates will receive a refund.

A representative for Chappelle confirmed he is not experiencing any symptoms of the virus.

The Chappelle’s Show star had been performing socially-distanced comedy shows in his native Ohio since the summer that offered rapid tests to all audience members before being seated. Those shows moved to Texas for the winter.

Chappelle and his crew would also be tested before every performance.

By Megan Stone
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