D.L. Hughley’s Son Tests Positive for COVID-19 Days After Father’s Diagnosis

Days after D.L. Hughley announced he contracted COVID-19, the comedian’s son Kyle has announced his own positive diagnosis.

Tuesday on Twitter, Kyle revealed his health news, which he says is not a surprise considering he was “around my dad all week.” Luckily, the 32-year-old says he is currently “asymptomatic.”

Kyle also revealed that he quarantined himself the second he found out about his father’s illness, declaring, “I will NOT be responsible for any new cases. I promise you that.”

Last Friday while performing at the Zanies Comedy Night Club in Nashville, Tennessee, D.L. lost consciousness onstage and was then hospitalized.

The next day, D.L. revealed on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration. I was very dehydrated,” he said in the video. “But it turns out they ran a battery of tests, and I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away.”

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department told TMZ that the agency is conducting a disease investigation of staff and customers in attendance at D.L.’s Friday performance.

Officials plan to conduct contact tracing in which they will get in touch with everyone at the club, as well as anyone who has been in close contact with D.L., and urge them to get tested and to quarantine for 14 days.

Though the club has been temporarily closed since D.L.’s performance, Director of Health Dr. Michael Caldwell has agreed to allow Zanies to reopen Thursday after the venue has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.


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