Comedian Dave Chappelle has gone into quarantine and canceled his upcoming shows after testing positive for COVID-19.
A representative for the comedian confirmed to TMZ and Deadline he received a positive test result and is now quarantining. Chappelle on Wednesday performed the first of five shows planned through Sunday in Austin, Texas, the rest of which have been canceled, TMZ reports.
Last June, Chappelle released a surprise stand-up special about the killing of George Floyd, for which he had a socially-distanced, outdoor audience, and he has recently been performing in Texas.
“Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” his representative said in a statement, per Deadline. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus.”
The comedian’s representative added he does not have symptoms. As TMZ points out, Chappelle was seen in an Instagram photo earlier this week standing alongside Joe Rogan, Elon Musk, and Grimes.