First this fall, another round of Covid-19 shut down Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.” Now the show has been sidelined again as the host gets rid of the explosive addition.
The comedian announced on social media Monday that he was recovering from surgery and had deleted appearances scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. “Going forward, all emails sent to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas,” he joked.
Colbert had three busy appearances planned, including Jennifer Garner, Baz Luhrmann, Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer; The return of former bandleader Jon Batiste and Barbra Streisand would take “The Colbert Questionert.”
In mid-October, Colbert contracted COVID-19 and was forced to cancel a week’s worth of shows, although he hosted from his home as he had done throughout the pandemic.