Forced to cancel show: Stephen Colbert hospitalized

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.28 - 2023 10:09 AM CET

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Stephen Colbert hospitalized.

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Stephen Colbert, the 59-year-old American talk show host, recently shared some unfortunate news on his social media profile, but not without his usual touch of humor.

The host of "Late Show" was forced to cancel this week's shows due to a health emergency. On social media, Colbert humorously addressed the situation:

"I'm sure you're thinking: 'Turkey overdose, Steve? Did the gravy boat tip over?'" he began, referencing the recent Thanksgiving celebrations.

"Actually, I'm recovering from surgery after my appendix burst. I'm grateful for my doctors' treatment and to Evie (his wife) and the kids for putting up with me," he added, concluding with a light-hearted note: "From now on, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas."

This isn't the first time this year that illness has forced Colbert to cancel shows.

In October, viewers missed "Late Show" for a week when the talk show host contracted COVID-19. Additionally, the show was off the air over the summer due to a strike among Hollywood's scriptwriters and actors.

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