Dave Chappelle – He's A Super Freak

Dave Chappelle as Rick James.  Photo by: Comedy Central

Last week Newsweek reported that Dave Chappelle, the star of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, was exhausted due to tension, partying and creative differences with Comedy Central, causing the recent halt in the shows production. Tonight Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Chappelle checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa. His whereabouts had been a mystery since Comedy Central announced that the 3rd season of Chappelle’s Show, originally slatted to premiere May 31, had been halted.

Chappelle flew from Newark, N.J., to South Africa on April 28 for treatment, said the magazine, quoting a source close to the show it would not identify. Entertainment Weekly said it had corroborating sources for its story.

“We don’t know where he is,” Comedy Central spokesman Tony Fox said. “We’ve heard about South Africa. We don’t know. We haven’t talked to Dave.”

“It seems like the issues he’s contending with are really quite serious,” said Dade Hayes, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. “It isn’t a case of him spending a weekend someplace recuperating from exhaustion.”

The magazine’s sources say Chappelle is still in the facility, which was not named, Hayes said. Chappelle’s representatives have denied that the comedian was abusing drugs.Maybe life is imitating art – he’s becoming Rick James, bitch!…

Thanks to Allah for the heads up

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