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.
“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.
A message from Stephen:
Sorry to say, per doctor’s orders, I’m going to be out for the rest of the week. Resting up so that I can deliver the hand crafted, artisanal talk show that we so enjoy serving you. In the meantime, a heady blend of Paxlovid and onions in my socks (thank… pic.twitter.com/7ZHyK7fNit
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) October 18, 2023
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.
Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will be isolating for a few additional days. The Late Show will not be taping new episodes until further notice.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 9, 2022
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.
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.
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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