Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley recently revealed he had COVID-19. Now he says he believes he unknowingly spread the virus to his family and the staff at his radio show.
Hughley tested positive on June 19, after performing at a show in Tennessee. In an interview this week with TMZ, Hughley said he was asymptomatic and not aware that he had the virus until he got tested following a frightening onstage collapse at a Nashville comedy club.
Prior to getting tested and being made aware of his status, he recorded his radio show in California. He came in contact with several others at the station and thinks he passed the virus to them.
“Everybody who I came in contact with… at the radio show tested positive,” he explained. “My daughter didn’t get it because she had a mask on the whole time.”
He continued by acknowledging that he felt “horrible.” But jokingly called himself a “regular Typhoid Mary,” indicating that he realizes he may have been responsible for the spread of the virus.
“We need to have a uniform approach to this thing, and I think that everybody needs to get tested and everybody needs to wear a mask, everybody does,” he continued.
The comedian said that since his diagnosis, he’s recovered from COVID-19 and is in his last few days of self-quarantine.