In a scary moment, Dave Chapelle was attacked while onstage performing at a comedy show:
Apparently, Chappelle was rushed by someone while onstage. Attendees’ phones were confiscated at the gate, so video and even photos are very sparse, but one video posted seemed to show the man smashing into someone holding a microphone, possibly Chappelle.
Accounts posted online said the man was corralled by security — and possibly fellow comedian Jamie Foxx.
Los Angeles police confirmed to ABC7 that they responded to a call at the Bowl around 10:45 p.m. They indicated that a man was taken into custody. He was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife.
In one posted clip, apparently after the incident, Chappelle is heard to quip, “It was a trans man,” a reference to his own transphobic comments in his Netflix special The Closer and the uproar, protests and anger that ensued.
Videos posted by attendees outside the show, after they’d gotten their phones back, seemed to show the alleged assailant being loaded into an ambulance, his arm mangled.
Woah. Beware, some of these videos are graphic.