‘Late Show’ stops production, Stephen Colbert shows symptoms of COVID

Filming for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has been suspended until “further” because the host of the talk show “is experiencing symptoms that are in line with the reappearance of COVID,” according to a tweet from the show’s account released Monday afternoon.

Colbert was previously positive for coronavirus less than a month ago, according to the tweet from 21 April. He then wrote that it was “basically good” thanks to the vaccination, and joked: “This just proves that I will do everything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman”, a reference to the planned interview that evening with the popular star “Ozarka”.

On Monday, the politically funny man re-illuminated his positive test, tweeting, “WORST. CONTINUED. EVER.”

Monday’s announcement indicated that Colbert – whose show airs on CBS – will be “in isolation for a few more days.”

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This could be Stephen Colbert’s second fear of COVID-19 in less than a month.
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His fellow late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel also recently failed to film his ABC series after contracting the virus. Comedian Mike Birbiglia, 43, has temporarily taken over as host for the 54-year-old, and has included an interview with Kevin Hart about the aftermath of a man who recently attacked Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.

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