The Late Show will not tape new episodes “until further notice” after it was announced that host Stephen Colbert continues to experience symptoms of COVID-19.
An announcement from the show’s official social media account said the measures were being taken “very carefully” for staff, guests and spectators.
Colbert, 57, said he was “basically feeling fine” when he revealed the news last month, and was grateful for the vaccinations and his booster jab.
The Late Show has been replaced with Repeat since the announcement.
Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with the recurrence of COVID. With great care for his staff, guests and onlookers, he will be isolated for a few extra days. The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) 9 May 2022
The show’s Twitter account said, “Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID.”
“With great care for his staff, guests and spectators, he will be in isolation for a few extra days.
“The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice.”
Colbert previously joked that he caught COVID-19 to “avoid an interview” with Ozark actor Jason Bateman, who was scheduled to appear on the show with Ozark co-star Laura Linney and Veep actor Matt Walsh.
On Twitter, Colbert said: “Yeah! I tested positive for COVID, but basically I’m feeling fine – thankful to have the wax and boost. Thanks for the well wishes.
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“It just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman.”