Chelsea Handler Postpones Comedy Gigs After Hospital Scare


Chelsea Handler canceled two comedy shows in Oregon at the last minute this weekend due to a “scare at the hospital” involving an unnamed health issue. 

Handler’s team first announced the news on Friday. According to a statement posted to the comedian’s Instagram, “unforeseen circumstances” caused her to pull out of the February 4 and 5 dates of her Vaccinated and Horny stand-up tour. The caption of the post read, “Chelsea is deeply saddened to have to cancel tonight’s and tomorrow’s Portland and Eugene shows and looks forward to giving you a spectacular show in the near future.”  

Handler, 46, hasn’t shared any details about what kind of health scare she is dealing with. But the comedian did eliminate a couple of possibilities in an Instagram story she filmed from her hospital bed on Friday. “I am so sorry I had to cancel my shows tonight in Portland and my show in Eugene,” Handler said, as People reports. “I had a scare at the hospital, and I don’t have COVID, and I’m OK, but I had to reschedule my shows,” Handler explained. “So, I just wanted to say that, and I will see you all when I see you, and I’m sorry that I had to cancel,” she continued. “But I’m all OK. And I’m not pregnant,” she added. 

@chelseahandler/Instagram via People

After getting out of the hospital on Saturday, Handler posted another update. She reassured fans that she was on the mend and said she planned to rest up for a while. “OK, everybody, I’m safe and sound. Everything’s OK,” Handler said in an Instagram story she filmed alongside boyfriend Jo Koy, as People reports. “I’m just gonna chill out for a couple weeks to recover,” she continued. “I’m good and I will be back on track in no time.” 

Handler also thanked her fans for the support and well wishes she received in her DMs. “Everyone’s so sweet. Thank you for caring so much about my well-being,” Handler said. She has rescheduled the two cancelled shows for early March.


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