Stephen Colbert Takes a Break from 'Late Show' After Appendix Surgery
Stephen Colbert underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix, leading to the cancellation of five episodes of The Late Show.
Colbert expressed gratitude to his doctors and family, including his wife Evelyn and their three children, for their support during his recovery.
Recovery from a ruptured appendix can take up to two weeks, as it spreads infection throughout the abdomen and requires immediate surgery.
Colbert and other late-night TV hosts recently returned to television in October after a Writers Guild of America strike, but he had to shut down production for one week due to COVID-19.
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