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‘Late Show’ cancels episode after Stephen Colbert tests positive for COVID-19

'Late Show' cancels episode after Stephen Colbert tests positive for COVID-19

The late-night host tweeted that he's 'grateful to be vaxxed and boosted.'

Stephen Colbert has called the sick to work. On Thursday, it was announced that the . upcoming episode of Late Show with Stephen Colbert Will be canceled because the late night host tested positive for COVID-19.

“As planned earlier, the show will be aired from tomorrow to next week. We will return with new episodes on May 2,” said a statement released via Twitter. ozarki Stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney were due on Thursday night’s show side-by-side Veep Star Matt Walsh.

Colbert also sent a message to fans, assuring them that he was doing fine. “Yes! I tested positive for COVID, but basically I feel fine – thankful to be waxed and boosted,” the 57-year-old comedian wrote. “Thanks for the well wishes. It just proves that I’ll do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman.”

Instead of Bateman, CBS will air a repeat episode featuring Josh Brolin and a performance by The Who.

Colbert is one of the last late night hosts to come down with COVID. Jimmy Kimmel announced he had the virus late last year, while James Corden, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers all got it in January.

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