“Late Show” canceled as Stephen Colbert recovers from surgery

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Late-night host Stephen Colbert is currently recovering from surgery due to a ruptured appendix, as he shared on Monday. This week’s episodes of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” airing on CBS, have been canceled to allow Colbert time for recovery.

Stephen Colbert attends The Paley Center for Media’s 2019 PaleyFest LA CBS’s An Evening with Stephen Colbert at DOLBY Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on March 16th, 2019

“I’m sure you’re thinking, ‘Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?’ Actually, I’m recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix,” Colbert mentioned in social media posts. “I’m grateful to my doctors for their care and to Evie and the kids for putting up with me. Going forward, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas.”

A ruptured appendix, also known as a burst appendix, leads to infection spreading throughout the abdomen, a condition known as peritonitis. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate surgery to remove the appendix and clean the abdominal cavity.

There wasn’t a new show scheduled for Monday night. However, Colbert had planned to feature Jennifer Garner, director Baz Luhrmann, and guitarist John Scofield on Tuesday; Patrick Stewart and Jon Batiste on Wednesday, and Barbra Streisand and Kelsey Grammer on Thursday.

Colbert has been hosting “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS since 2015. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”


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