Chelsea Handler hospitalized, cancels tour shows; Jo Koy says she’s OK
Chelsea Handler has rescheduled stops on her comedy tour after being hospitalized, she announced on social media.
The comedian, 46, apologized to fans from a hospital bed for having to postpone two of her “Vaccinated and Horny Tour” show dates in Oregon.
“I had a scare at the hospital, and I don’t have COVID, and I’m OK, but I had to reschedule my shows,” she said in a since-expired Instagram Stories video from the weekend, in which she wore a hospital gown with a white wire taped to her chest. Handler did not go into specifics about her symptoms or diagnosis.
“I will see you all when I see you, and I’m sorry that I had to cancel,” she said. “But I’m all OK. And I’m not pregnant.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Handler’s representative for details.
Friday’s and Saturday’s shows in Portland and Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for early March, according to a statement on Handler’s accounts that said the comedian was “deeply saddened to have to cancel last minute.” She had previously been scheduled to take a month-long break from the tour after the two Oregon shows.
Handler has since been discharged from the hospital and assured fans she is “safe and sound.”
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“Everything’s OK,” she said in a video she shared Saturday night on Instagram, showing her in pajamas with a sheet mask on her face, alongside her boyfriend, Jo Koy, and her dog. Koy reiterated that Handler is “doing good.”
“I’m just going to chill out for a couple of weeks to recover,” Handler added. “I’m good and will be back on track in no time. … I’m going through all my DMs – well, I’m trying to. Thank you for all the love, you guys – so sweet. Everyone is just so sweet. Thank you for caring so much about my well-being.”
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