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Dave Chappelle in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

Dave Chappelle in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

DAVE CHAPPELLE. The comedian tests positive for COVID-19.

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The comedian and actor cancels the rest of his shows in Austin, Texas

Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine.

A representative for the comedian confirmed the news in a statement published on Deadline, adding Chappelle is asymptomatic.

Chappelle was scheduled to do 5 shows in Austin, Texas, and already performed the first one on Wednesday, January 20.

He cancelled the upcoming shows and went on quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” the statement read.

The statement also said that Chappelle required rapid tests for the audience and daily testing for him and his team.

“His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus,” it said.

Chappelle, 47, is an award-winning comedian, actor, and writer, known for his incisive brand of observational comedy. – Rappler.com