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Stephen Colbert cancels upcoming tapings of The Late Show due to ‘recurrence’ of COVID-19


Just weeks after first testing positive for COVID-19, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has canceled upcoming tapings due to what could be a ‘recurrence’ of COVID-19.

The 57-year-old host first tested positive on April 21, cancelling that night’s taping, ahead of a previously-planned week off.

The show returned with new episodes on Monday, May 2, though now he will be out for a bit longer, as production is paused yet again.

Recurrence: Just weeks after first testing positive for COVID-19, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has canceled upcoming tapings due to what could be a ‘recurrence’ of COVID-19

The official Twitter for The Late Show tweeted on Monday, ‘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 tweet added. 

‘The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice,’ the tweet concluded.

Recurrence: The official Twitter for The Late Show tweeted on Monday, 'Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID

Recurrence: The official Twitter for The Late Show tweeted on Monday, ‘Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID

Colbert proved to still have his sense of humor intact, quote-retweeting that statement with, ‘WORST. SEQUEL. EVER,’ on Monday afternoon.

The Late Show Twitter announced on April 21 that he tested positive for COVID-19, with Colbert quote-retweeting to assure fans he’s doing well.

‘Yep! I tested positive for Covid, but basically I’m feeling fine- grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,’ he began. 

Worst sequel: Colbert proved to still have his sense of humor intact, quote-retweeting that statement with, 'WORST. SEQUEL. EVER,' on Monday afternoon

Worst sequel: Colbert proved to still have his sense of humor intact, quote-retweeting that statement with, ‘WORST. SEQUEL. EVER,’ on Monday afternoon

Positive: The Late Show Twitter announced on April 21 that he tested positive for COVID-19, with Colbert quote-retweeting to assure fans he's doing well

Positive: The Late Show Twitter announced on April 21 that he tested positive for COVID-19, with Colbert quote-retweeting to assure fans he’s doing well

Grateful: 'Yep! I tested positive for Covid, but basically I’m feeling fine- grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,' he began

Grateful: ‘Yep! I tested positive for Covid, but basically I’m feeling fine- grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,’ he began

‘Thank you for the well wishes. This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman,’ he added.

Just a few days later, bandleader Jon Batiste tested positive for COVID-19, and he aso had to cancel a performance at Carnegie Hall as well. 

The host returned on Monday, May 2 with a full week of episodes featuring guests such as Jon Bernthal, Ron Howard, Glenn Close and Daniel Craig. 

Stephen returns: The host returned on Monday, May 2 with a full week of episodes featuring guests such as Jon Bernthal, Ron Howard, Glenn Close and Daniel Craig

Stephen returns: The host returned on Monday, May 2 with a full week of episodes featuring guests such as Jon Bernthal, Ron Howard, Glenn Close and Daniel Craig

Previously-announced guests scheduled for this week were Sarah Silverman and Shaquille O’Neal on Monday, Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Tracy Letts on Tuesday, Jean Smart and Hugh Dancy on Thursday, Jake Tapper on Thursday and Ken Jeong on Friday.

Colbert is just the latest late-night host to test positive for COVID-19, including James Corden, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel.

Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie also tested positive for the second time on Friday, forcing her to quarantine over Mother’s Day weekend.

Guests: Previously-announced guests scheduled for this week were Sarah Silverman and Shaquille O'Neal on Monday, Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Tracy Letts on Tuesday, Jean Smart and Hugh Dancy on Thursday, Jake Tapper on Thursday and Ken Jeong on Friday

Guests: Previously-announced guests scheduled for this week were Sarah Silverman and Shaquille O’Neal on Monday, Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Tracy Letts on Tuesday, Jean Smart and Hugh Dancy on Thursday, Jake Tapper on Thursday and Ken Jeong on Friday

Latest: Colbert is just the latest late-night host to test positive for COVID-19, including James Corden, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel

Latest: Colbert is just the latest late-night host to test positive for COVID-19, including James Corden, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel



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