51-year-old comedian Heather McDonald has been rushed to hospital after she collapsed on stage during her set.
The former “Chelsea Lately” star collapsed after delivering her second joke at her sold-out show.
“I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot and shingle shot and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most.”
After the joke, McDonald collapsed and hit her head on the floor. TMZ reported that everyone thought at first it was all part of the act. She was conscious, but clearly, all was not well. An EMT and a nurse happened to be in the audience, they rushed up on stage to provide first aid.
In a video she shared on her Instagram Stories from a hospital bed, the comedian said;
“So I’m in the emergency room. I look weird. I’m so so so so sorry.
“I passed out on stage. I got up, I did one joke and I felt so dizzy.”
McDonald then pointed to her eye, which appeared to be slightly bruised and swollen. She said;
“You can see my eye, I fell on my eye.
“I cannot believe this happened. I feel so terrible that they had to tell everyone to leave and then cancel the second show.”
She concluded by promising, “Tempe, I will be back. I’ve never, ever fainted in my life.”