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Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage in LA during a Live Netflix Show

Comedian Dave Chappelle was last night attacked on stage while filming a Netflix special in Los Angeles.

Jamie Foxx, who was watching the show from the wings of the Hollywood Bowl, rushed on stage along with security to detain the attacker.

Video and Photos from the Netflix Is a Joke event shows a man charging on to the stage and tackling the comedian before he is dragged off by security.

Footage later appears to show the attacker being treated by paramedics for an injured arm.

Chappelle appeared to be uninjured and continued with his set, joking: ‘It was a trans man ‘.

The comedian came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer.

During the controversial special, he made one comment stating that ‘gender is a fact’, prompting Netflix staff to protest and mass outrage on social media against some of his jokes.

The attack comes weeks after Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, raising fears it would inspire similar violent protests against performers.

The event was the first ever live Netflix comedy festival.

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