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Dave Chappelle Regrets Not Texting Bob Saget Back Shortly Before Death

Abbi Murray

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Dave Chappelle Regrets Not Texting Bob Saget Back Shortly Before Death

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Bob Saget sadly passed away this week at the age of 65 and thousands of heartfelt condolences have been flooding in for the late comedian.

One of which came from comedian Dave Chapelle, who was a close friend of Saget's, and he revealed how he has learned a regretful lesson in light of the events. 

Chapelle was performing at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood on Thursday (13 January) when he recounted the painful events to his audience. 

Saget had texted him shortly before he passed away, but Chapelle never returned the text. 

"But I didn't see Bob coming," he said during his performance.

"Man, he just text me and I saw the text yesterday and I never text him back because I was just busy. Yeah, it happens. I'm just saying this to remind you, that these moments are precious."

He then said you never know what will happen so we must act accordingly. 

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

According to TMZ, the comedians were close friends and Chapelle supported Saget through his fundraising events for Scleroderma. 

Saget's sister died of the disease when she was 47, so he vowed to be a champion in finding a cure. 

Following his painful recollection, Chapelle went on to address criticism he received over his last Netflix comedy special, which was particularly controversial within the LGBTQ+ community. 

He said: “2022, the new me is not going to do any of those transphobic bigoted jokes. 

Dave added: “I’m gonna tell you something else, I am not in battle with the transgender community, that’s ridiculous.” 

During October last year, Netflix faced calls to remove Chapelle’s comedy special following harmful comments he made regarding the transgender community.  

The hate directed at Chappelle stemmed from his commentary on J. K. Rowling, in which he defended her views on gender and sex.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"They cancelled J.K. Rowling, my God. Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as s**t, they started calling her a TERF," he said in the Netflix show. 

"I'm Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man.”

However, he went on to say that 'people who watch my specials would know that I never had a problem with transgender people'. 

Following this, Chappelle asked why he was not cancelled back in 2018, when he admitted to shooting and killing a man in a supermarket. 

When he was asked about the criticism on his stand up show he replied: "If this is what being cancelled is like, I love it. 

"F**k Twitter. F**k NBC News, ABC News, all these stupid a** networks. I'm not talking to them. I'm talking to you. This is real life." 

Topics: Celebrity, US News, TV and Film

Abbi Murray
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