Taping for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has stopped until “further notice” as the talk show host is “experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID,” according to a tweet from the show’s account posted Monday afternoon.
Colbert previously tested positive for the coronavirus less than a month ago, according to a tweet from April 21. At that time, he wrote that he was “basically fine,” thanks to being vaccinated, and joked, “This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman,” a reference to a planned interview that night with the popular “Ozark” star.
On Monday, the political funnyman again made light of his positive test, tweeting, “WORST. SEQUEL. EVER.”
Monday’s announcement indicated that Colbert — whose show airs on CBS — would be “isolating for a few additional days.”