Comedian Dave Chappelle Hospitalized For Exhaustion

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 10:24 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, his publicist said Tuesday.

The 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday and was released a few hours later, publicist Carla Sims said.

``It was exhaustion; he had been traveling,'' she said. ``He's fine.''

Sims declined to say which hospital Chappelle visited or release other details.

Chappelle walked away from a $50 million deal to continue his Comedy Central show in May 2005 and briefly took a respite in South Africa. He has said reports that he checked into a mental health center in that country are false.

He has since returned to the standup circuit. In April, he broke the endurance record at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles by delivering a more than six-hour-long standup routine.