Dave Chappelle Issues Statement About 'Unsettling' Onstage Attack

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A typical of Dave Chappelle has released a connection addressing the onstage assault of the comedian connected Tuesday nighttime portion helium performed astatine the Hollywood Bowl successful Los Angeles.

“As unfortunate and unsettling arsenic the incidental was, Chappelle went connected with the show,” Carla Sims, Chappelle’s representative, said successful a statement. “Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock helped calm the assemblage with wit earlier Chappelle introduced the past and featured philharmonic guests for the evening.”

The comedian is “fully cooperating with the progressive constabulary investigation,” the connection said.

UPDATE from Chappelle's rep: The comedian "refuses to let past night’s incidental to overshadow the magic of this historical moment..."As unfortunate and unsettling arsenic the incidental was, Chappelle went connected with the show."

He's "fully cooperating with the progressive constabulary investigation" pic.twitter.com/egEt01iL6R

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Chappelle was performing astatine the “Netflix Is A Joke” festival astatine the Hollywood Bowl connected Tuesday erstwhile an attacker jumped onstage and tackled him to the ground. The attacker produced what was aboriginal discovered to beryllium a replica handgun containing a weapon blade, and pointed it astatine Chappelle, constabulary said. Hollywood Bowl information officers intervened and took the antheral into custody.

The comedian continued to ace jokes aft the incidental and was joined onstage by chap comedian Chris Rock, who quipped, “Was that Will Smith?” successful a notation to his own onstage incident astatine the Oscars earlier this year.

The fishy successful the attack, Isaiah Lee, was arrested connected a complaint of felony battle with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said successful a quality release.

“We attraction profoundly astir the information of creators and we powerfully support the close of stand-up comedians to execute connected signifier without fearfulness of violence,” a Netflix spokesperson told CNN successful a statement.

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