Comedian Heather McDonald Collapses On-Stage; Following Hospital Stay, Chelsea Handler Cancels Tour

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Comedian collapsed, cracking her skull on stage right after bragging about her vaccines - Chelsea Handler, another fully vaccinated comedian, cancels her tour after hospital 'scare'

Fully vaccinated comedian Heather McDonald collapsed after her first joke before a sold-out show in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday night and was taken to hospital.

The 51-year-old opened her stand-up show saying, "I don't want to brag, but I'm vaxxed, double vaxxed, boosted ... and flu shot, and shingles shot, too."

She described how she had travelled to Mexico and been touring, "and I never got COVID."

"Clearly, Jesus loves me most," she said.

Immediately, she seemed to slur her words and swayed, before collapsing backwards. Her head was heard hitting the stage floor.

Many in the audience laughed thinking the fall was part of McDonald's comedy act. McDonald did not rise, however, though her chest could be seen rising and falling.

As the audience went silent, stagehands and an EMT and nurse in the audience came and put the comedian in supine position. 911 was called but McDonald reportedly declined an ambulance and was taken to hospital by her sister-in-law.

In and Instagram video she posted Sunday, McDonald sat in a hospital bed, apologizing to her fans saying she felt "so terrible" that her show and the second show of the evening at The Tempe Improv had been cancelled.  

"I got up, I did one joke and I felt so dizzy. You can see my eye, I fell on my eye," she said, adding that she had "never, ever fainted" in her life.

On Wednesday McDonald posted again on Instagram, saying she had fractured her skull.

"I fainted on stage and fractured my skull in front of a sold out show at the @tempeimprov ."

She posted raw footage of her fall on her YouTube channel Wednesday, remarking in the caption: "I am recovering at home and suffered a skull fracture. Thank you for your prayers and wishes!"

McDonald seemed to see the irony of her vaccine boast followed by the collapse, posting: "What do you think caused it? #karma #Jesus …."

McDonald has not said what investigations were done in hospital or what may have caused her collapse.

People seeing the video of her fall in circulation on social media were also not sure if it was real or part of her act.

"Is this video real or staged? If real, terribly tragic and I wish her a speedy recovery," tweeted Aaron Kheriaty, MD.  "If real, cardiac arrhythmia would seem to be at the top of the differential diagnosis."

"Talk about Karma," Dr. Mike Yeadon, former vice president of Pfizer and Chief Scientist for allergy and respiratory remarked on telegram about the comedian's fall.

"Chelsea Handler had the same dilemma."

Handler, another left-learning American comedian, was forced to cancel several shows of her "Vaccinated & Horny" comedy tour after a health "scare."

A post-abortion Planned Parenthood and COVID vaccine advocate, Handler,  41, posted a video on Instagram from a hospital bed, saying that she was sorry for having to cancel her shows in Portland on February 4 and 5, postponing them until March. She did not explain what was wrong with her but remarked that she did not have COVID and she was not pregnant.

Later on Saturday, after being discharged from the hospital, Handler returned to Instagram to reassure her 4.3 million followers that she was "safe and sound," though she did not indicate what health problems had landed her in hospital.

"It's not a good idea for these double or triple jabbed people to be ignorant and also arrogant," Yeadon said in his Telegram post.  "Life has a way of humbling them and teaching them hard lessons they don't want to learn."

Sudden collapses among COVID vaccinated individuals in public, particularly among sports players, has been a noted phenomenon. In November, 2021, America's Frontline Doctors (AFLD) reported a 500% increase in sudden collapses and deaths of FIFA soccer players on the field in play or practice.

AFLDs cited an Israeli Real-Time News Tuesday report finding that183 professional athletes and coaches had collapsed suddenly between December 2020 and November 2021, including 108 who died - most of whom were affected by cardiac problems including myocarditis and pericarditis, inflammatory heart conditions linked to mRNA vaccines.

The report said that it excluded many similar cases where vaccination status of the individuals was unconfirmed or where the individuals had pre-existing conditions that might lead to collapse.

Among the more than one million reports of adverse events following COVID vaccination to the US government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 4,832 reports describe individuals as having "collapsed" after receiving COVID shots, including 604 reports of deaths, most of which were cardiac-related.

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