Chris Redd finally spoke out and addressed the reports that he was attacked outside the Comedy Basement in an Instagram story on Sunday, October 30. The comic, 37, revealed he was making a speedy recovery and said he would be hitting the road again soon, assuring fans who had tickets to canceled shows that he would make it up again soon.
The previous one Saturday Night Live actor revealed that he was grateful for the kind words since the incident on his Instagram story. “I rested like crazy, but I want to say thank you for all the love messages, the jokes and the concern!” he wrote, per People. “I’m OK and healing fast!”
At the end of his update, Chris also hit back at reports that he was robbed during the incident, but seemed to take the allegations in good humor. “NOBODY CALLED MY NECKLACE BRO!!! YOU WILL JUST WRITE ANYTHING,” he wrote.
Before explaining that he had not been robbed, the SNL alum was excited to be able to perform again soon. “For any shows I missed I will re-post on the schedule so if you bought tickets SIT TIGHT AND I GOT YOU. I’ll be up and talking good things soon,” Chris wrote.
The attack took place on Wednesday, October 26. After the attack, Chris was scheduled to perform at New York’s City Winery as well as the Comedy Cellar. The City Winery show was canceled “due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.” He also did not perform at a scheduled appearance at the Comedy Cellar as he was recovering.
Aside from the attack, Chris is gearing up to release his upcoming HBO Max special Why am I like this? The special is expected to debut on the streamer on November 3rd. Chris shared one of his jokes on his Instagram days after the attack, with a caption that said: “I love you all.” Tons of fans and fellow comics shared his wishes for him.