Stephen Colbert Cancels ‘Late Show’ Episodes After Rupturing Appendix

Stephen Colbert canceled his “Late Show” episodes for the week as he recovers from surgery for a ruptured appendix, he announced on Monday.

“Sorry to say that I have to cancel our shows this week,” Colbert, who is 59, wrote in a social media post. “I’m sure you’re thinking, ‘Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?’ Actually, I’m recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix.”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” had new shows scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with planned appearances from Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Garner, Baz Luhrmann, Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer.

Colbert has been hosting his late-night talk show on CBS since 2015. He canceled several shows last month while recovering from Covid-19.

“I’m grateful to my doctors for their care and to Evie and the kids for putting up with me,” Colbert wrote. “Going forward, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas.”

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