In accordance with witnesses who attended his present and pictures circulating on social media, comic Dave Chappelle was assaulted on stage throughout his set on the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday evening.
Son of well-known actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Etienne Maurice, who witnessed the assault, tweeted:
“Seeing Dave Chappelle get attacked by any person from the viewers, then seeing the dude get jumped by Dave Chappelle and his crew gotta be the wildest reside present I’ve ever seen.”
Seeing Dave Chappelle get attacked by any person from the viewers then seeing the dude get jumped by Dave Chappelle and his crew gotta be the wildest reside present i’ve ever seen. Chris Rock even got here on stage, embraced Dave, grabbed the mic, and stated “Will was that you simply?!” 🤣🤣🤣
— Your Pal’s Pal (@walkgoodetienne) Might 4, 2022
Footage Reveals Man Attacking Dave Chappelle On Stage
Footage from a number of attendees additionally confirmed that Dave Chappelle was on stage on the outside venue when a person rushed at him and tackled him to the ground. Safety then dragged the person away. Police concluded the person was armed with a duplicate gun “that may eject a knife blade,” in response to ABC Information Los Angeles.
Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Hospitalized
LAPD confirmed they’d taken a person into custody. It wasn’t instantly clear if the person tried to make use of the weapons he was carrying. Police additionally stated that the person didn’t injure Chappelle within the incident. Footage from a witness, nonetheless, exhibits that medics attended to the attacker after the incident.
Somebody attacked Dave Chappelle at his present and his safety group left that man trying like Mojo JoJo. pic.twitter.com/pna2642x7G
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) Might 4, 2022
The fool getting crushed down after attacking Dave Chappelle at Hollywood Bowl pic.twitter.com/Ft0FIUyjWv
— Jed Simon (@JEDSIMON) Might 4, 2022
Chappelle Continued Present After Stage Assault
In video footage instantly after the assault, Chappelle recovered his composure and stored the jokes going.
“It was a trans man.”
The comic referenced the continued controversy surrounding his jokes in his Netflix specials that critics understand as transphobic.
Later, in video of the curtain name, Chappelle referred to as out to thank actor-comedian Jamie Foxx.
“Make some noise for Foxx. Everytime you’re in bother, Jamie Foxx will present up in a sheriff’s hat,” stated Chappelle.
Foxx joked in response.
“N——, I assumed that was a part of the present, I didn’t know what the f*ck…”
— E5QUIRE (@e5quire) Might 4, 2022
Roomies, are you shocked by this incident in any respect???