, new episodes of Late Show with Stephen Colbert Host Stephen Colbert has been suspended amid ongoing COVID-19 symptoms. The announcement was made in a tweet shared by The Late ShowThe U.S. official Twitter account noted on Monday that the show “will not tape new episodes until further notice.”
“Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID,” the tweet read. “With great care for his staff, guests and spectators, he will be isolated for a few extra days. the late show Will not be taping new episodes until further notice.”
Colbert jokingly took the news, retweeting the show’s message with one of his own, writing, “Worst. Sequel. Ever.”
This week’s guests included Sarah Silverman and Shaquille O’Neill, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, win timeTracy Letts, Jean Smart, Downton AbbeyWith performances by Hugh Dancy, Jake Tapper and Ken Jeong, Sharon Van Etten, Beach House and Regina Spektor.
Colbert was first diagnosed with COVID-19 last month and was forced to cancel his April 21 show, in which ozarki stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney and VeepK Matt Walsh was due to attend.
“As previously planned, the show will air from tomorrow to next week. We will return with new episodes on May 2,” said a statement released via Twitter at the time.
Following the news, Colbert 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.”
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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