Hughley, 57, discovered he had COVID-19 in June after he collapsed onstage during a show in Nashville.
"I didn't have any of the classic symptoms. I didn't have the cough, I didn't have the fever, I didn't have the shortness of breath. I didn't have the loss of taste and smell. What I had was passing the hell out," Hughley, who has since recovered from the virus, said on Tuesday.
Hughley released Surrender, White People in June. The comedian co-wrote the book with Doug Moe.
"Obviously it's a provocative title, but it just means surrendering your privilege," Hughley said.
"We are in the process of becoming a majority minority country so my solution is to kind of write a peace treaty while the getting still good. We're getting blacker, we're getting browner, we're getting fatter, we're getting higher. In about 25 years it's gonna be a nation that looks decidedly different. So I decided to take a comedic vantage point and just kind of write a peace treaty," he continued.
"With a peace treaty, they get to feel not horrible and we get some things we want," Hughley concluded about the book.