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Comedian D.L. Hughley recovering after collapse during comedy show in Nashville

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6/20/2020 Jessica Schladebeck
D.L. Hughley wearing a hat: D.L. Hughely of 'The D.L. Hughley Talk Show' speaks during the TV One/CleoTV segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 13, 2019 in Pasadena, California. © Frederick M. Brown D.L. Hughely of 'The D.L. Hughley Talk Show' speaks during the TV One/CleoTV segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 13, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

Comedian D.L. Hughley was recovering Saturday after he suddenly collapsed while delivering a comedy set in Nashville.

The 57-year-old funny man was mid-performance Friday at Zanies Nashville Comedy Club when he unexpectedly paused and started fall from his stool. Video of the scary incident, which occurred around 11 p.m., shows Hughley’s manager immediately rushing to his assistance, but not before the comedian falls from his seat and onto the floor.

Several staff members immediately rushed to his side and helped to drag the “Original Kings of Comedy” star from the stage.

“Everyone stay calm,” someone told the crowd. “We have everything under control.”

Both an ambulance and firetruck responded to the Tennessee hot spot and Hughley was taken to a nearby hospital, TMZ reported.

His representative told the website the fall was the result of “exhaustion after all the week’s work and travel.”

Hughley “was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor’s orders,” the rep added. “He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayer and thoughts.”

According to The Grio, Hughley was on the second night of a four-day residency at Zanies, which only just reopened in May. The comedy joint, like many other businesses and entertainment venues, was forced to close down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Zanies reportedly added a second Sunday show for Hughley due to popular demand.

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