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Comedian Dave Chapelle attacked the stage

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Comedian Dave Chapel was reportedly attacked during an event at the Hollywood Bowl.

The 48-year-old man performed at the venue in Los Angeles on Tuesday night as part of the Netflix Is A Joke festival, when a man rushed to the stage, according to American media.

Actor Jamie Foxx joined Chappelle and helped detain the alleged attacker before the show continued, the report said.

A video posted on social networks shows a man with a badly injured hand in an ambulance.

Earlier, Chapelle faced an unfriendly reaction to comments about transgender people in his special comedy Netflix The Closer.

The comedian said that “gender is a fact” and shared his support for J. K. Rowling, who also drew criticism for her statements about the concept of biological sex.

Netflix employees are said to have reacted angrily to his comments and reportedly staged a truancy over the streaming giant’s decision to release a special issue.

The incident comes after Will Smith hit Chris Rock on the stage of the Oscars because of a joke that the comic made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

This prompted members of the comedy community, including Jack Whitehall and Katie Griffin, to express their concerns that the performers are no longer safe on stage.

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