Chappelle was not injured because of the assault, LAPD stated.
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U.S. slapstick comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked by an viewers member throughout a reside efficiency on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, based on the Los Angeles Police Division.
A male suspect on Tuesday night jumped on stage and onto Chappelle as he was about to exit the stage, police stated. Safety officers intervened at the moment to detain the suspect.
The person, whose identification is presently being withheld, suffered “superficial accidents” whereas being detained. He has been taken to hospital for accidents and to be evaluated.
The LAPD stated the person was armed with a duplicate gun that ejects a knife blade when discharged.
Chappelle was not injured within the assault, the LAPD stated.
The 48-year-old comic confronted sharp criticism and protests final yr when his Netflix particular, “The Nearer,” was accused of being transphobic.
Comic Chris Rock, who was slapped on stage by actor Will Smith on the Academy Awards ceremony in March, appeared alongside Chappelle shortly after the incident, based on footage circulating on social media.
Rock was seen taking a microphone from Chappelle to quip: “Was that Will Smith?”