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Stephen Colbert Cancels “Late Show” This Week as He Recovers From Ruptured Appendix: 'Grateful to My Doctors'

"All emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas,” joked the late-night host

<p>Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty</p> Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is on the mend after surgery for a ruptured appendix.

The official social media accounts for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert shared a message from the host on Monday announcing that the show would be canceled for the week.

“Sorry to say that I have to cancel our shows this week,” Colbert, 59 said. “I’m sure you’re thinking, ‘Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?’ Actually, I’m recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix.”

“I’m grateful to my doctors for their care and to Evie and the kids for putting up with me. Going forward, all emails to my appendix will be handled by my pancreas,” he added.

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Related: Stephen Colbert to Host The Late Show Remotely After Positive COVID Test

This comes a month after Colbert was forced to host his CBS late-night show remotely from his home after testing positive for COVID-19.

"MEANWHILE... The Late Show will look a little bit different tonight because Stephen is At Home with Covid (he’s ok!)," the post read on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter). "But be sure to tune in as the show will go on remotely with Monologue, Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ricky Velez. #whatyearisit?”

At the time, Rachel Maddow, Talking Heads and Jon Batiste were among the lineup of guests to appear on The Late Show that week. 

The show posted an update from Colbert days later stating that he'd be out for the remainder of the week.

"Sorry to say, per doctor’s orders, I’m going to be out for the rest of the week," the social media message read. "Resting up so that I can deliver the hand crafted, artisanal talk show that we so enjoy serving you."

The note accompanied a photo of socks and onions that Colbert joked came from fellow late-night host Jimmy Fallon. "In the meantime, a heady blend of Paxlovid and onions in my socks (thank you, Fallon) will be rebuilding my immune system," Colbert continued.

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