Dave Chappelle He tested positive for COVID-19 in the midst of a stay in Austin, Texas, and a comedian confirmed to variety Thursday.
Chappelle made his first of five planned shows Wednesday night at Stubbs Waller Creek, and was scheduled to perform later sets on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The remaining offers have been canceled, and a statement from a Chappelle representative saying, “Ticket holders must contact their point of purchase for a refund.”
“Chapel has safely performed out-of-society performances in Ohio since June 2020 and has moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” the statement reads. Chappelle implemented the COVID-19 protocols that included a rapid public test and daily testing of himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to respond instantly through quarantine, thus limiting the spread of the virus. “
The statement adds that Chappelle is in quarantine and without symptoms. TMZ first reported the news.
Two of Chappelle’s shows are set to show Joe RoganChappelle was photographed with him earlier this week. The two were with Elon Musk And the Grimes, Which revealed on January 11 that she had tested positive for the Coronavirus. The image included the hashtag #covidtested.
Rogan took to Instagram to address the news, and apologized to fans for the canceled shows.
Chappelle is among the most prominent comedians who have tried to cope during the pandemic. In June, he released the Netflix special “8:46” that took place outside where audience members donned masks and adhered to social distancing guidelines. He also hosted “Saturday Night Live” in November.