Comedian Andy Dick was “cold cocked” after a New Orleans performance Saturday sending the 53-year-old to the hospital with a possible brain bleed.
Dick had just finished up a show at One Eyed Jacks nightclub in the French Quarter early Saturday morning when he was allegedly attacked while he was standing outside the club waiting for an Uber.
“Andy was standing in front of the club when the guy cold-cocked him while he was talking to someone,” Dick’s booking agent Robert Couvillion told WVUE. “Andy’s head fell into the wall, then fell into the motorcycle, then cracked on the cement.”
The comedian told The Times-Picayune by phone that he was “knocked out 100 percent for 15 minutes” after the blow.
Guitarist-singer Paris Dylan, who performed with the comedian, had also been out on the street at the time of the attack and described Dick as getting “sucker-punched.”
The New Orleans Police have confirmed they were investigating “a possible assault” that occurred Saturday morning.
Dick was transported to the intensive care unit for head injuries and remained hospitalized for several days, Couvillion said.
The local paper reports that Dick was being observed for a “possible brain bleed.”
While the colorful performer has incited controversy in the past—getting ejected from Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night television show in 2007 for stroking Ivanka Trump’s leg and facing charges of sexual battery in 2018—his booking agent claims that the comedian had been on his “best behavior” during his show Saturday.
“Some of his shows are a little wilder. Every show is different. This show was mostly story telling. He didn’t disrespect anyone,” Couvillion told the local paper.
He told WVUE he believes Dick may have been attacked by someone who wanted to record the incident and post it on social media.
Although Dick was released from the hospital Monday and returned to Los Angeles, those present Saturday night said it could have been a much more serious outcome.
“We thought he was dead,” Couvillion said. “It was really bad.”
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