Popular American comedian Dave Chappelle recently tested positive for COVID-19 and had to cancel his shows days after being pictured with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Dave Chappelle has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after he was spotted hanging out with Elon Musk. Sources close to the comedian revealed that he is currently in quarantine.
While Chappelle is said not to be showing any symptoms, he has canceled the remaining two shows he was billed to perform at and has made a refund to fans.
Comedian Dave Chapelle performs at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images
Joe Rogan, who was also spotted hanging out with Chappelle, denied claims that he tested positive for the virus and revealed that he is clear after coming out negative.
Chappelle, Rogan, Elon Musk, and his partner Grimes were photographed together during the week at Stubb's Amphitheater, where Chappelle was scheduled to perform all his shows.
It is unknown where the 47-year-old contracted the virus, and sources around him speculate on the possibility of it being from his famous friend Musk, who previously tested positive for the virus.
News of his diagnosis comes a month after his series, "Chappelle's Show," was removed from HBO Max's extensive streaming library.
The show did not find immediate success and was reportedly passed on by the production company HBO.
HBO chief content officer Casey Bloys revealed that the decision was taken after a discussion with the comedian, whom he said had a unique emotional issue.
While many enjoyed "Chappelle's Show," not many fans of the show know that Hugh Hefner inspired Chappelle to create the show. After watching a special one Hefner designed to look like one of his"Playboy" parties, Chappelle felt inspired to create something out of it.
Dave Chappelle on stage at the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Award Ceremony at Harvard University on October 11, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
The show did not find immediate success and was reportedly passed on by the production company HBO after it was pitched to them, but Chappelle felt it was only a matter of time.
And now, the "Chappelle's Show" has been considered by many to be one of the most incredible comedy sketch shows of all time, with most viewers loving it for its humor and message.
Dave Chappelle attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. | Photo: Getty Images
Chappelle, who is known to be very private about his personal life, enjoys the tag of being one of the top comedians in the country and his fans love that about him; they will be hoping that he recovers safely from the virus.