“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against a New York City hospital and a doctor, claiming that they were “negligent” in their care which led him to be “rendered sick, sore, lame, and disabled.”
Last month, Noah, 37, filed a lawsuit against the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Riley J. Williams III. According to the lawsuit obtained by People, Noah was a patient between August 25, 2020, and December 17, 2020. During that time, he had an undisclosed surgery on November 23, 2020.
According to the court documents, Noah alleges that both the doctor and the hospital were “negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [him] in a careful and skillful manner.”
It also says that they failed “to use approved methods in general use in the care and treatment” as well as saying that they failed to “prescribe proper medications,” failed to “discontinue certain prescription medications” and failed to “use proper tests and examinations in order to diagnose the conditions” that he was “suffering” from.
Noah is being represented by lawyer Justin Blitz in this case.
Hospital For Special Surgery Denies Claims, Calls Them Meritless
According to the court documents, Noah says that he suffered a “serious personal injury” after the surgery. He alleges that these injuries are “permanent, severe, and grievous” and that they left him “rendered sick, sore, lame, and disabled.”
According to the lawsuit, Noah “sustained severe and painful personal injuries; sustained severe nervous shock, mental anguish, severe emotional distress, and great physical pain; was confined to bed and home for a long period of time; was compelled to undergo hospital and medical aid, treatment, and attention; has suffered a loss of enjoyment of life; was prevented from engaging in his usual occupation for a long period of time; and since some of his injuries are of a permanent nature, he will continue to suffer similar damages in the future.”
The Hospital for Special Surgery has denied any wrongdoing and a spokesperson for the hospital described his claims as “meritless.”
“HSS received a complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Trevor Noah,” they said. “We have shared with Mr. Noah’s attorney a detailed rebuttal to the claims, which are meritless.”
They added that, due to HIPAA, they are “restricted by law from addressing publicly specific aspects of the treatment of any patient.”
Trevor Noah Still On To Host 2022 Grammy Awards
Although Noah alleges that he was left “sick, sore, lame, and disabled” after the surgery, fans will be relieved to know that he is still scheduled to host the 64th Grammy Awards. This will be his second consecutive year hosting the show.
Last year, the Grammy Awards were held outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles with no live audience. This year, the show will take place indoors and an audience will be allowed.
“This year, the Grammys is gonna be back,” Noah said. “It’s gonna be like, the full show, everybody’s gonna be there. We’re excited to celebrate a record night and I am lucky to host.”
The Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Friday, January 31, at 8 PM EST on CBS. It can also be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+.