The Late Present is popping out of CBS‘ rotation at the very least till subsequent week as host Stephen Colbert recovers from a COVID-19 prognosis.
The comic and late night time host on Wednesday shared the information that he can be out and unable to tape for the rest of the week, by way of X, the platform previously generally known as Twitter.
“Sorry to say, per physician’s orders, I’m going to be out for the remainder of the week,” he wrote. “Resting up in order that I can ship the hand crafted, artisanal discuss present that we so take pleasure in serving you. Within the meantime, a heady mix of Paxlovid and onions in my socks (thanks, Fallon) will probably be rebuilding my immune system.” (The onions have been a reference to a bit on the late night time hosts’ current Strike Pressure 5 podcast.)
The present pivoted to its pandemic-era digital type earlier this week, with Colbert performing his monologue from his house after information initially broke of his prognosis. Jada Pinkett Smith, who’s doing the press rounds to advertise her new memoir Worthy, and comic Ricky Velez each appeared throughout Monday’s episode.
Different visitors initially scheduled for this week included Rachel Maddow, authentic members of Speaking Heads, and Keegan-Michael Key alongside spouse and producer Elle Key. The Late Present’s former band chief and Grammy-winning artist Jon Batiste was additionally slated to look.
If the collection returns subsequent week, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and musician Arlo Parks are anticipated to look.
COVID was additionally behind one other current late night time cancellation: the Strike Pressure dwell occasion, which was set to function Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel in Las Vegas final month. On the time, Kimmel introduced he had contracted COVID-19.