Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage Tuesday night while performing at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

A man rushed the stage as Dave was finishing up his set, the man was said to be armed with a knife and a gun. Dave’s security cornered the man and then drug him backstage for a fierce beatdown.

According to journalist Sharon Carpenter, “Security and his entourage then cornered the man as Dave joked about how him getting ‘stomped’ backstage.”

According to BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks, Los Angeles police and fire workers carried the man into an ambulance outside the venue. Videos on social media feature Chappelle telling the audience, “it was a trans man.”

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There are reports that Busta Rhymes and Jamie Foxx are part of the group of people who came to defend Dave Chappelle when he was recently attacked during his show.

After the attack, the man was sent to the hospital.

The venue released a statement about the incident and said, “The safety of our artists, visitors and staff is the LA Phil’s top priority. The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl on May 3, 2022, remains an active investigation, and we are unable to comment further at this time.”

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