Comedian Heather McDonald collapsed on stage during her show in Tempe, Arizona seconds after delivering a joke about being triple vaxxed.
Eyewitnesses told TMZ that McDonald collapsed and hit her head on the floor after she delivered her second joke of the evening: “I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot and shingle shot and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most.”
At first everyone thought McDonald fainting was part of her comedy routine, but it wasn’t.
McDonald passed on the ambulance and was taken to a local hospital by her sister-in-law.
It is unclear what caused Heather McDonald to collapse.
Comedian Heather McDonald fell hard during a show in Tempe, Arizona, but it was no joke … it was a medical emergency.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ … the former “Chelsea Lately” star was headlining the sold-out show, when she delivered her second joke … “I’m vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted … and flu shot and shingle shot and haven’t gotten COVID and Jesus loves me most.”
As soon as she delivered the joke, she just collapsed and hit her head on the floor. Everyone thought at first it was all part of the act, but it was not. 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.
The 911 call came in as a seizure, but no one really knows yet. An ambulance came and paramedics tended to Heather.
Heather tells TMZ … she felt somewhat dizzy when she was on stage and then just collapsed. She says it’s never happened to her before.
Heather says she got a cat scan as well as other tests, but so far it’s unclear what caused her to faint. She says her head really hurts and she’s very tired.
Heather tells us she never had COVID and, as she said in her set, she’s fully vaxxed and boosted.