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Vaccine Cheerleader Stephen Colbert Forced to Stop Filming Show After Doctor's Orders

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Late-night host Stephen Colbert had to halt filming of his CBS show this week because he has once again contracted COVID-19.

Deadline reported Monday that he was going to record “The Late Show” from his home after contracting the virus.

On Wednesday, however, Colbert announced a change of plans.

“Sorry to say, per doctor’s orders, I’m going to be out for the rest of the week,” he said in a statement on the show’s X social media account.

“Resting up so that I can deliver the hand crafted, artisanal talk show that we so enjoy serving you,” Colbert continued.

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“In the meantime, a heady blend of Paxlovid and onions in my socks (thank you, Fallon) will be rebuilding my immune system,” he said, referring to NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon.

Attached was an image of a get-well box featuring socks and onions.

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This isn’t Colbert’s first go-around with COVID-19. He previously had the virus in April 2022 and had to cancel a few shows.

A month later, he had to once again halt production as he was “experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID,” according to a post by “The Late Show” account.


The late-night host has been outspoken in his support for the COVID-19 vaccine.

He had an “educational segment” on his show titled “The Vax-Scene” where he tried to encourage viewers to get the shot.

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In it, iconic songs were reworked to promote the coronavirus vaccine. For example, the “Late Show” version of the 1954 song “Mr. Sandman” had these lyrics:

Sandman, go get the jab.
It’s safe! It’s made by scientists in a lab.

Colbert also took the iconic “Tequila” dance that Paul Reubens did in “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and reinvented it.



The comedian’s cringy version included himself and four individuals were dressed in syringe costumes.

The five danced around as the one-word song’s lyric “tequila” was changed to “vaccine.”


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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