Stephen Colbert has decided to extend his break from late-night television as he continues to recover from appendix surgery. The 59-year-old talk show host announced via Threads that ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ will not air new episodes for the second consecutive week.
Colbert initially disclosed his surgery and the reason behind the show’s hiatus, expressing gratitude for the well wishes and support received during his recovery. He humorously mentioned that his emails to his appendix would now be handled by his pancreas.
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Married to Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert since 1993, Colbert acknowledged his family’s patience and support as he recuperates. The absence of new episodes means scheduled guests like Mark Ruffalo, Nicki Minaj, Sara Bareilles, and Sarah Paulson won’t be appearing as planned.
This isn’t the first interruption in Colbert’s schedule this year. Earlier, he had to halt production after testing positive for COVID-19. Reflecting on that incident, he shared his recovery plans, joking about using an onion remedy, referencing a podcast he hosted during a Writers Guild of America strike.
Despite the setback, Colbert is taking the necessary time off to heal, ensuring he returns to deliver the quality content viewers enjoy.