A spokesperson for Dave Chappelle on Wednesday said the "unfortunate and unsettling" on-stage attack will not deter the comedian from celebrating the moment.
Late Tuesday night, a man rushed the stage and tackled Chappelle during his act as part of the "Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival" in Los Angeles, California.
"The performances by Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl were epic and record-breaking and he refuses to allow last night’s incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment," the spokesperson told NBC News in a statement.
According to NBC Los Angeles, the attacker — who has been identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee — was detained by security and transported to the hospital with superficial injuries, and Chappelle was not injured during the attack.
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"As unfortunate and unsettling as the incident was, Chappelle went on with the show," the spokesperson added.
The suspect who tackled Chappelle was armed with a replica gun, which looks like a gun, but is actually a knife, according to officials. His previous Netflix special "The Closer" received backlash for jokes made about the transgender community, but the motive for the Tuesday attack is not yet known.