Unbeknownst to him, D.L. Hughley became patient zero among his family and friends.
On June 21, the actor-comedian announced on social media that he'd tested positive for the coronavirus after he was taken to a Nashville hospital following his collapse on stage during a show on June 19.
He now says he spread the virus to his son and nearly everyone at his radio show.
"I'm a regular Typhoid Mary," he told TMZ, implying that everyone will be ok.
D.L. believes he contracted the virus in Dallas, where he had been performing in the week leading up to his medical incident. In between his shows in Dallas and Nashville, he recorded his radio show in California.
"Everybody who I came in contact with… at the radio show tested positive," he said, noting there was one exception. "My daughter didn't get it because she had a mask on the whole time."
D.L told TMZ that he was asymptomatic and unaware that he had the virus until he got tested following his onstage collapse.
"It did make me feel horrible that not knowing I potentially jeopardized so many people," he said. "We need to have a uniform approach to this thing, and I think that everybody needs to get tested and everybody needs to wear a mask, everybody does."
Following the incident in Nashville, D.L. put out a brief video to speak about his positive coronavirus test.
"I was what they call asymptomatic," he said on June 20. "I didn't have flu-like symptoms, I didn't have shortness of breath, I didn't have difficulty breathing, I didn't have a cough, I didn't have a low-grade fever. I still don't have a fever. I didn't have a loss of smell or taste, apparently I just lost consciousness."