‘Late Show’ halts production, Stephen Colbert reveals COVID symptoms

Taping of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has been suspended “until further notice” because the talk show host is “experiencing symptoms consistent with a resurgence of COVID,” according to a tweet from the show’s account posted Monday afternoon.

Colbert previously tested positive for the coronavirus less than a month ago. according to a tweet from April 21st. At the time, he wrote that he was “basically fine” thanks to the vaccine, and joked, “That just proves I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid an interview with Jason Bateman,” a reference to a scheduled interview that evening with the popular “Ozark” star.

On Monday, the political prankster shed light on his positive test again, tweeting: “WORST. EPISODE. JE.”

Monday’s announcement suggested that Colbert – whose show airs on CBS – would be “isolating for a few extra days.”

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel also recently missed recording his ABC series after contracting the virus. Comedian Mike Birbiglia, 43, temporarily took over hosting duties for the 54-year-old and spoke to Kevin Hart about the aftermath of a man who recently assaulted Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.

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