The Late Show will not be recording new episodes “until further notice” after it was revealed that presenter Stephen Colbert continues to have symptoms of Covid-19.
An announcement from the show’s official social media account said the measures were taken “as a precaution” for staff, guests and audiences.
Colbert, 57, said he felt “fundamentally good” when he revealed the news last month and was grateful to have been vaccinated and to have had his booster shot.
The Late Show has been replaced by reruns since the announcement.
Stephen has symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. As a precaution for his staff, guests and the public, he will isolate himself for a few extra days. The Late Show will not be recording new episodes until further notice.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 9, 2022
“Stephen has symptoms consistent with a recurrence of Covid,” the show’s Twitter account said.
“As a precaution for his staff, guests and the public, he will be isolating for a few extra days.
“The Late Show will not be recording new episodes until further notice.”
Colbert previously joked that he caught Covid-19 to avoid an interview with Ozark actor Jason Bateman, who was set to appear on the show alongside Ozark co-star Laura Linney and Veep actor Matt Walsh.
Taking to Twitter, Colbert said: “Yep! I tested positive for Covid but basically I’m fine – grateful to be vaccinated and strengthened. Thank you for the good wishes.
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“It just goes to show that I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid an interview with Jason Bateman.”
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