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Via Associated Press (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/tv_chappelle_suspended)

NEW YORK - Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday.

The comedian's whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of "Chappelle's Show" had been postponed and production 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."

Chappelle's spokesman, Matt Labov, would not comment on the magazine's story.

"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.

Chappelle reportedly signed a $50 million deal with Comedy Central for two more seasons of his show, a payday made possible because of the explosive sales of the show's first season DVD.

The magazine said Chappelle had shot four to five episodes' worth of sketches for the new season, but none of its onstage introductions.



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i hate his show, it was cool at first -_- but got old and unfunny r3ally fast
 

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Damn wtf is going on? :rant:

Why the hell is he in a mental institution?! What the hell is going on here?!
 

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come on, I've been waiting for a year now :(
but I hope he comes out better, as you said, 50 million bucks, all that new fame, and getting called funniest man on TV by tvguide, in addition to a history of drugs, might be reason enough for him to go gaga.
well I don't mind watching reruns anyway
 

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man poor dave...yesterday I was listening to wendy williams and someone called in and said that he's been putting off taping shows since last october...but thats ww's show..you can never trust her info...


its the weed...it'll cause you to crash like that if you smoke to much, and then you get offered 50 million...wow...
thats alotta pressure for a weedhead
 

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Comedian Dave Chappelle wants to set things straight: "I'm not crazy, I'm not smoking crack," he tells Time magazine in an interview more than a week after his hit Comedy Central show was suspended and the rumors started to fly.
Yea he does ;)
 
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