Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels Texas emissions

Dave Chappelle canceled a scheduled performance at Stubbs in Austin, Texas, after testing positive for COVID-19, reports TMZ and Chappelle’s rep confirmed to Pitchfork. The canceled dates were among the few that the actor had reserved this weekend. He had already played the first of Austin’s concerts on Wednesday. Tickets are refunded.

“Chappelle has been safely running social distancing shows in Ohio since June 2020 and has moved those shows to Austin over the winter,” a statement from Chappelle’s representative read. “Chappelle implemented the COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the public and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing allowed him to respond immediately by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic.

Chappelle began hosting outdoor and socially remote performances in her current home state of Ohio since June. Among his guests were Common, Tiffany Haddish, John Mayer and several others. After having organized a block party to celebrate July 4, Chappelle hosted the first post-election episode of Saturday Night Live beginning of November.

Earlier this week, Chappelle was pictured without a mask with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk and Grimes. Grimes published an article on his own recent experience with the virus on January 9.

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