Monday, May 16, 2005

Dave Chappelle speaks

Here is an article in which Dave Chappelle finally speaks about why he fled to South Africa. Apparently, he was very stressed, fatigued, and needed to get away to get his head together. He also denies going into a mental facility, but says he did have a 40 minute consultation with a psychiatrist. Here is an excerpt from the article...

"If you don't have the right people around you, and you're moving at a million miles an hour, you can lose yourself," Chappelle said. "Everyone around me says, 'You're a genius, you're great, that's your voice,' but I'm not sure that they're right. ... You got to be careful of the company you keep. It's hard to know how much to say. One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change."