‘The Late Show’ Cancelled As Stephen Colbert Experiences Possible COVID-19 ‘Recurrence’

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The Late Show has been put on pause.

On Monday (May 9), it was announced that the talk show had been temporarily cancelled after host Stephen Colbert began showing COVID-like symptoms.

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The show’s official Twitter account wrote, “Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will be isolating for a few additional days. The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice.

The Late Show had also been forced to cancel a show back in April have Stephen contracted the virus. He joked on social media that the news was the “worst sequel ever.”

Sarah Silverman and Shaquille O’Neal were set to appear as guests on tonight’s show, with a musical performance from Sharon Van Etten. Other guests slated for this week included Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Tracy Letts, Jean Smart, Hugh Dancy, Jake Tapper, Beach House, Ken Jeong and Regina Spektor.

Another talk show host recently announced that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

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