Things got physical last night as comedian Dave Chapelle hit the stage and was tackled by a man out of no where!
According to TMZ, the incident took place late Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl when Isiah Lee, 23 rushed the stage tackling Dave. Video footage shows him launching his upper body into Dave while ramming his shoulder into both the comedian’s ribs and chest.
Following the tackle the young man had gotten up and scrambled the stage to exit. However in a matter of seconds both Dave alongside his team of security guards put the paws on Isiah near the rear of the stage.
Witnesses have come forward in saying that, “the mob caught up with him and beat the crap out of him, stomping on him.” Folks state that fellow celebrities and friends of Dave, Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes reportedly got a few hits in on the suspect as well.
Reports read that Isiah even pointed a gun at Dave within the tackle. Thankfully it was fake and was only a semiautomatic replica oddly shaped like a knife.
Though Dave was left unharmed, Isiah was beaten down so badly that an ambulance was called and he was brought out in a stretcher. He’s currently in the hospital and was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
There’s been no word as to why the young man attacked Dave. Later on within his set, “I don’t know if that was part of the show. I grabbed the back of that n***** head, his hair was spongy, absorbent,” said Dave.
As the show began to wrap up fellow comedian Chris Rock walked up to Dave embracing him and then grabbing the mic to jokingly say, “Was that Will Smith?”