While performing stand-up during a Juneteenth fundraiser that he was hosting on Friday night, Hughley began slurring his words while seated on a stool on stage and then stopped speaking.
Variety says a rep confirmed to them that he was "suffering from exhaustion" and was kept overnight at the hospital.
Hughley now plans to quarantine for 14 days, and hopes that more symptoms don't surface.
He needed help to carry Hughley off the stage.
The comic made sure to detail the symptoms of COVID-19 - such as a low-grade fever, difficulty breathing or a cough - in order to educate fans on what they should be on the lookout for and take seriously. It was found out that it is not clear until now as to how numerous guests and employees wore a mask but the video obtained by TMZ showed multiple people did not wear their masks who glimpsed D.L. Hughley after he collapsed. Following the incident, he tested positive for COVID-19 at a Nashville hospital.
Hughley's announcement was met with support - and some jokes - from fellow comedians like Eddie Griffin, Arsenio Hall and Jay Pharoah. However, after all the tests came out, it turns out he has contracted the COVID virus as well. "Apparently, I just lost consciousness!"
Apart from being a comedian, Hughley is also an actor, author and radio and television host.
His credits include ComicView, The Hughleys, The Original Kings of Comedy, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Comedy Get Down and Heartbeat. "He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayers and thoughts", Hughley's representative told The Hollywood Reporter.