According to the New York Post, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert (shown here with his mother and his sister) is temporarily suspending The Colbert Report to tend to his ailing, 91-year-old mother, Lorna Colbert. Previously, it had been revealed that he had stopped production of his satirical news show due “an emergency in the family.”
The report quotes a source close to the show who says that “They are a very private family. It’s not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on.” A Colbert spokesperson would not give details about the nature of Mrs. Colbert’s ailment.
A source also adds that the show will resume taping possibly as early as next week.
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