Report: Stephen Colbert Suspends Taping For His Ailing Mother

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.”

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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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