Chappelle OK after hospital visit


Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, his publicist said Tuesday. The comedian checked into an emergency room 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 stand-up circuit. In April, he broke the endurance record at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles by delivering a more than six-hour stand-up routine.