Chris Redd FINALLY opens up about how he coped in aftermath of NYC attack as he takes time off work to heal
'Been resting up like crazy but I want to say thank you for all the messages of love, the jokes, and the concern!' Chris Redd wrote on his Instagram
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Chris Redd has finally broken his silence after he was attacked by an unidentified assailant outside the Comedy Cellar on Thursday, October 27. The 37-year-old comedian assured his fans that he is recovering after the alleged assault.
Redd opened up about his healing process after the attacker struck his face once he got out of his car in front of the club. According to NYPD officials, the striker approached the comedian "without previous conversation or provocation." The SNL alum shared a few words on his social media during his time off work. "I've been resting up like crazy but I want to say thank you for all the messages of love, the jokes, and the concern! I'm OK and healing fast!!," he wrote on his Instagram story.
Redd, who has sustained a facial laceration after being hit on the face, confirmed that he will be returning to complete all of the comedy shows that he was unable to take part in. "For any shows I missed, I'll be putting back on the schedule so if you bought tickets SIT TIGHTS AND I GOT YOU!! I'll be back up talking some good s— very soon!!!!" he added. Toward the end of his post, the star comedian also debunked the rumors about getting robbed during the alleged crime. "Also…..NOBODY SNATCHED MY CHAIN BRO!!!! Y'all will just write anything!!" he said.
NBC confirmed that the assault took place just before 10 pm, a few steps away from the front door of Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village. In a video of the assault, the comic can be seen with his back facing the camera before falling to the ground. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital after the attack. Redd was scheduled to perform at the legendary venue later that night.
While Redd is still recovering and will still take time to get back on his feet, the comedian will feature on an upcoming episode of 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen as the episode was pre-recorded before the unfortunate incident. Moreover, Redd seems to have already gotten his groove back as he was spotted cracking a joke about his face injury, according to Yahoo! Entertainment. "Last thing I did before my face took a 'break,'" he captioned his poster for the Cohen show on his Instagram. Redd is also amping up for the release of his comedy special, 'Why Am I Like This?' which will be premiere on HBO on Thursday, November 4.